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"Scourge of violence" focus for Apia meeting


The Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has warned the world's development goals won't be achieved unless there's attention to violence against women and girls.

In her keynote address at a Commonwealth gathering of women leaders in Apia she said eradicating the scourge should be a focus for action.

The 11th Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting, taking place over three days in the Samoan capital, has the theme of "gender equality through sustainable development in an inclusive Commonwealth". Full Story

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