Ministers present actions on gender equality for consideration by Commonwealth leaders

On 19-20 September 2019, the 12th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting in Nairobi gathered government officials from over 30 countries. The approaches agreed upon by ministers to accelerate gender equality are set out in the events’ outcome statement and are to be considered by country leaders at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Written…

Judge zeroes in on marital rape prosecutions

As day three of the 2019 Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference (CMJC) got under way yesterday, one presentation has shone a light on the negative implications of failing to prosecute marital rape charges on fundamental human rights. Written by The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier Guest speaker, Justice Kumundini Wickramasinghe from Sri Lanka, in her presentation,…