Women’s affairs officials meet in Nairobi to devise fresh strategy on ending inequality.
Written by Liz Ford, The Guardian
Ministers from across the Commonwealth are meeting in Kenya this week to discuss ways to accelerate efforts to end gender inequality.
Gender and women’s affairs ministers from 53 states will explore the gains and the gaping holes in progress in several key areas, including women in leadership, ending violence and increasing access to family planning services.
In June, a global report found that no country in the world was on track to achieve gender equality by the UN-agreed 2030 deadline.
Decisions from the two-day meeting, which begins in Nairobi on Thursday, will feed into a wider Commonwealth strategy designed to end inequality and meet the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The strategy will be adopted at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting next year.