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Commonwealth Secretary-General accelerates work to empower women

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has pledged to be a champion for women and girls, stating that the fight for gender equality is central to delivering global goals on development, governance and climate change.

Patricia Scotland convened the first Commonwealth Women Leaders’ Summit on Thursday 14 July to start work on the Secretariat’s Gender Equality Framework 2020.

The event brings together female leaders from all parts of the Commonwealth to discuss the road map to 2020 and include the three specific subject areas:

  • Violence Against Women and Girls,

  • Women in Leadership and

  • Women’s Economic Empowerment. Full Story


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