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Commonwealth teams up with 'NO MORE’ initiative to reduce violence against women and girls Commonwealth Secretary General announcing Commonwealth Says NO MORE

25 November 2019

The Commonwealth has announced a new partnership designed to reduce domestic violence in member countries. Today, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland signed a memorandum of understanding with the NO MORE Foundation which is a global movement of 1,400 allied organisations and 40 international chapters working together to stop and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Papua New Guinea: Commonwealth observes referendum on Bougainville’s political future Polling station in Papua New Guinea

23 November 2019

Voting has begun in a referendum on the independence of Bougainville from Papua New Guinea, with a team from the Commonwealth deployed to observe the process.

Event: 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Rwanda Commonwealth Women's Forum Logo

22 November 2019

The countdown to the 2020 Commonwealth Women’s Forum has begun.

Commonwealth to help bolster human rights work in eSwatini KNCHR vice-chairperson George Morara speaking at the Commonwealth Human Rights Units workshop

21 November 2019

The Commonwealth is assisting in strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights in eSwatini through the sharing of expertise between institutions.

Election cybersecurity in the Commonwealth strengthened by shared learning delegates at the election management bodies in the Asia-Pacific region

21 November 2019

Commonwealth experts have provided training to senior officials from 15 election management bodies (EMBs) in the Asia-Pacific region to help protect electoral processes from cybersecurity threats.

Malta consultation on education management toolkit will improve learning outcomes Participants at the consultation of a new education toolkit in Malta

21 November 2019

Malta has hosted a consultation on a new toolkit designed to strengthen education systems and deliver 12 years of free and quality education to all girls and boys in the Commonwealth.

Event: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Commonwealth says NO MORE Worried girl

25 November 2019

Representatives of high commissions, businesses, academia, women’s rights organisations and civil society will join Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at a special event to mark the International Day for the elimination of violence against women.

Blog: How the Commonwealth is building capacity among election professionals in the Pacific Participants at first Commonwealth Election Professionals workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands

20 November 2019

Next week, the Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative Asia Training Event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this blog, Kele Lui talks about his experience of participating in the Pacific Training Event in September as Tokelau’s delegate, and why the programme is so valuable for Commonwealth election administrators.

Blog: Leading the fight from above: Space technologies for enhanced climate action Earth seen from space

19 November 2019

In an increasingly changing environment and warming climate which threatens the very existence of mankind, good data and information on exactly what is happening has never been more important.

Sri Lanka election: largely peaceful and credible, although lack of social cohesion a concern Commonwealth Observer Group press conference

19 November 2019

The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election, but expressed concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation. The Group stressed that a credible election must be inclusive, guaranteeing every citizen’s right to participate freely and safely in the process.