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Commonwealth Women Leaders’ Summit: Choosing to change lives


Visionary women leaders in government, business and civil society from across the Commonwealth came together in London today to identify practical steps to achieve gender equality and the protection and empowerment of women and girls.

They explored solutions ranging from improved education, to making better use of new technologies, to targets and quotas to boost women’s leadership.

Opening the Women Leaders’ Summit this morning, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland vowed to be a champion for women and girls. She made it clear that action on gender equality and women’s empowerment is “core to the success of the Commonwealth”. Full Story

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