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Working together to reap benefits for the Commonwealth

9 March 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Secretary-General Designate Dr Joanna Newman, of the Association of Commonwealth Universities met on International Women’s Day todiscuss how their two organisations could work even more closely together.

Secretary-General meets with Sri Lankan minister

9 March 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland met with the Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen in the margins of the meeting of Commonwealth Trade ministers in London today.

Gender equality: Closing the boardroom gender gap

9 March 2017

Women in the workforce can prepare to prove themselves and set their careers a notch higher, writes Judith Akoth, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Kisumu in Kenya.

Ending domestic violence campaign builds momentum

8 March 2017

Campaigners, Commonwealth high commissioners, parliamentarians and members of civil society today stood behind a new initiative to support its member governments to eliminate domestic violence.

Secretary-General’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 is being celebrated as we complete twelve months of celebrating ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, and our focus for the year ahead shifts to ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Peace in the home initiative to empower domestic violence survivors

Release date 8 March 2017

The Commonwealth launches new initiative to help member states bring down rates of domestic violence.

Peace in the home: ‘Why do we turn a blind eye to domestic violence?’

7 March 2017

As the Commonwealth launches the Peace in the Home: Ending domestic violence together initiative, we look back on some of the best articles from young Commonwealth Correspondents on gender equality and tackling violence and discrimination.

Peace-building is the theme for Commonwealth Day 2017

Release date 6 March 2017

On Monday 13 March, schools and communities in 52 countries will mark Commonwealth Day 2017.

Commonwealth to host inaugural Meeting of Trade Ministers

Release date 2 March 2017

Commonwealth Ministers responsible for trade, industry and investment will meet in London from 9-10 March to kick-start an ambitious ‘Agenda for Growth’ across the Commonwealth’s 52 member countries.

Commonwealth is uniquely placed to counter violence says leading expert

2 March 2017

A leading international academic on the prevention of violence says the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to take forward cross-sector policy interventions that could protect millions of lives.

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