2014 Gladwyn Lecture

 The Stream Can Run Uphill: Educating Girls and Women – an unprecedented source of common wealth

 Baroness Scotland of Asthal, QC

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The CEC’s 2014 Gladwyn Lecture was delivered this year by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, on Wednesday 10th December in the House of Lords.  Entitled The Stream Can Run Uphill; Educating Women and Girls – An Unprecedented Source of Common Wealth, Baroness Scotland shared her substantial experience working on the issues of gender-based violence to deliver insights into why prioritising the needs of girls and women should be a critical commitment for the Commonwealth.

2015 Commonwealth theme announced: A Young Commonwealth

A Young Commonwealth has been chosen as the theme for Commonwealth Day 2015, which takes place on 9 March.

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Announcing the theme, Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said: “People aged 29 or under account for the majority of the Commonwealth’s population, and play a vital role at the heart of sustainable development and democracy. A Young Commonwealth recognises the capacity, contribution and potential of young people, particularly in 2015 when the world will agree a new global development framework.”


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