Message from Commonwealth Secretary General
In this year when we celebrate a 'Peace building commonwealth ', a special focus has been on peace in the home.As the foundation on which we build respect for the dignity and safety of all women and girls ,I have led a Commonwealth campaign to end domestic violence.
So it gives me great pleasure to write in support of the work of the Commonwealth Countries League ,and also encourage wider involvement with its immensely valuable work of empowering women and girls. Advancing social and economic inclusion through education ,and through more equitable opportunities for all, are high priorities in delivering on all values of our Commonwealth Charter.
At a recent meeting I convened on ' Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change.' in collaboration with Cloudburst Foundation,more than sixty world renowned climatologists, oceanologists and other scientists came together to consider whether it was possible to reverse the impact of climate change upon our planet which currently poses an existential threat to many of the countries within the Commonwealth.Of the hundreds of factors considered ,which could assist , the empirical data shows that the number one action we can take ,the biggest single factor in reversing climate change, is the education and empowerment of women and girls.
That is why the longstanding work of the Commonwealth Countries League in support of educating and empowering women and girls is so vitally important for each of us,and for all those with whom we share this fragile planet.