We work to advance gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in all social, economic and political spheres.

We provide technical assistance to member countries to support skills training and capacity building initiatives, monitoring and evaluation and high level advocacy, research and knowledge generation and lead the way for building consensus on key global priorities for gender equality for the Commonwealth. 

Our work centres on key aspects of human development towards the achievement of the Commonwealth’s priorities on gender equality:

  • women in leadership
  • women’s economic empowerment
  • ending violence against women and girls
  • gender and climate change
  • the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, and global, regional and national commitments on gender equality and overall empowerment of women.