INAUGURAL COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GENDER EQUALITY FORUM, MAY 2015
The Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network (CYGEN) forum opened on 13th May 2015 and ran for five days. The RCS convened young experts on a range of gender issues from over 20 countries in Malta for the forum. The network released its statement of priorities and recommendations for the Commonwealth at the close of the forum. The network released its statement of priorities and recommendations for the Commonwealth at the close of the forum, see The Gender Agenda: Youth Perspectives from Across the Commonwealth.
Highlights from the final Day of the CYGEN forum
Youth Chair, John Loughton's full length closing speech
The forum brought together young professionals and experts in an inter-generational learning environment through workshops, discussions and training sessions. The interaction aimed to develop knowledge in a range of areas, including various gender issues, effective advocacy, and further practical skills. A range of key gender inequality issues that the Commonwealth faces was discussed, as participants worked together to develop key strategies and policies to tackle these issues. Workshops and discussions were facilitated by trainers and experts, and served as a space to share knowledge and experience, gain a greater understanding of the issues more clearly in a global context, and explore how to advocate more effectively at key moments, particularly within Commonwealth structures.
Highlights from Day One
Opening speeches delivered by the Youth Chairs Gulalai Ismail and John Loughton.
RCS President, Lord Howell, delivers opening speech.