The Commonwealth Women Forum (CWF)

The Commonwealth Women Forum (CWF)

The first Commonwealth Women’s Forum (CWF) was held in Malta at the margins of the November 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM).  The inaugural CWF in Malta was convened as a response to a proposal from the 10th meeting of the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Meeting of 2013.

The purpose of the CWF is to affirm high-level support and direct top-level policies for gender equality and human rights; for women to be given the opportunity to interact with the Heads of Government; and for the Commonwealth’s gender equality commitments to be higher on the agenda for Heads of Government.

At the 2015 CHOGM, the Heads underlined the importance and additional value for the Commonwealth that had been achieved through the success of the inaugural Women’s Forum, and agreed it should become an integral part of future CHOGMs.  The second CWF was held in London, UK in 2018 and the 2018 CHOGM endorsed the Outcome Statement of the 2018 CWF.

The forum is structured around plenary sessions and interactive workshops on priority issues.

Rwanda expects up to 350 delegates from multigenerational, stakeholder groups, leaders from different sectors, including civil society, youth, activists, academia, influencers, policy-makers, donors, the private sector, and leaders from all sectors in the Commonwealth and globally.

CONTACT ORGANIZER
Name: Pierre Celestin Nizeyimana
Email: cwf@chogm2021.rw
Telephone Number:078 8425910

Programme

Monday

21st June 2021

Tuesday

22nd June 2021

09:00 - 10:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 09:30 AM 06/21/2021 10:30 AM Africa/Kigali Opening Plenary: Reflections on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights 2020–2030 Kigali, Rwanda

Opening Plenary: Reflections on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights 2020–2030

Delivering a Common Future: Transforming for Gender Equality

10:30 - 11:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 10:30 AM 06/21/2021 11:30 PM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 11:00 AM 06/21/2021 12:30 PM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session: Women in Leadership – Beyond Numbers Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session: Women in Leadership – Beyond Numbers

12:30 - 13:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 12:30 PM 06/21/2021 01:30 PM Africa/Kigali Lunch Kigali, Rwanda

Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 01:30 PM 06/21/2021 03:00 PM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session: Women’s Economic Empowerment – Breaking the Barriers Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session: Women’s Economic Empowerment – Breaking the Barriers

15:00 - 15:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 03:00 PM 06/21/2021 03:30 PM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

15:30 - 17:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 03:30 PM 06/21/2021 05:30 PM Africa/Kigali Parallel Sessions Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Sessions

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: Engaging Men

Intergenerational Celebration

09:00 - 11:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 09:00 AM 06/22/2021 11:00 AM Africa/Kigali Gender and Climate Change: Interactions and Opportunities for Progress Kigali, Rwanda

Gender and Climate Change: Interactions and Opportunities for Progress

11:30 - 11:30

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 11:00 AM 06/22/2021 11:30 AM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

11:30 - 13:30

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 11:30 AM 06/22/2021 01:30 PM Africa/Kigali Parallel Sessions Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Sessions

Accountability for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Human Capital Development: Building Girl Leaders of Tomorrow

13:30 - 14:30

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 01:30 PM 06/22/2021 02:30 PM Africa/Kigali Lunch Kigali, Rwanda

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 02:30 PM 06/22/2021 04:00 PM Africa/Kigali Renewing Commitments for Gender Equality Kigali, Rwanda

Renewing Commitments for Gender Equality

16:00 - 17:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 04:00 PM 06/22/2021 05:00 PM Africa/Kigali Outcomes of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum Kigali, Rwanda

Outcomes of the Commonwealth Women’s Forum

17:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 05:00 PM 06/22/2021 05:00 PM Africa/Kigali Closing Ceremony Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Ceremony

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