Caribbean: Patricia Scotland- sixth and first lady of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, expressed pleasure in unleashing the power of all women and girls in the two-day Commonwealth Women’s Forum (CWF 2022), which is being held in parallel with the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The CHOGM will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from June 20, 2022, and June 25, 2022.
She stated that the Women’s Forum is an opportunity to take incredible steps towards these goals and build a safer and most secure future for all.
“We must strive together to unleash the power of all women and girls in the #Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Women’s Forum is a golden opportunity to take decisive steps towards these goals and build a safer, more secure, more prosperous future for all,” underlined Kamina Smith.
She stated that it was honoured for her to speak at the Commonwealth Women’s Forum alongside Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda today, who is an example of womanhood, strength and resilience.
Patricia Scotland asserted that this is the first CHOGM for more than a decade – and the first-ever #CWF – to be held in Africa.
Delegates at CWF 2022 will be featured solutions to pressing challenges that will affect women and girls across the Commonwealth. The forum seeks to ensure that the around 54 countries in the Commonwealth which have robust policies and programmes to uplift gender equality targets by 2030.
Various proposed solutions from the forum will be informed by leaders of the Commonwealth, who will discuss and make decisions on ending gender inequality which could help in the upliftment of women empowerment across the globe.
The forum will officially start with a plenary reflecting on gender equality. This will be followed by a session dubbed “Women in Leadership: Beyond Numbers”.
CWF 2022 will culminate on Tuesday with the presentation of the outcomes.