CHOGAM Starts in Kigali

CHOGAM Starts in Kigali

Over 40 Heads of State and government from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific will assemble in Rwanda to attend commonwealth meetings from 20th to 26th June 2022.

Will opening the Commonwealth Women’s Forum themed “Delivering a Common Future: Transforming Gender Equality, Rwanda’s first lady Jeannette Kagame said that;

“The 2022 Kigali CHOGM Women’s Forum does not just occur in a country that consistently pushes for the emergence and recognition of women in leadership. It occurs in a country where rape was used barely three decades ago as a weapon of war. Today, Rwanda is ranked by the World Economic Forum as the seventh country in the world for closing the gender gap,” Mrs Kagame said, adding that the role played by women in peace building has been the cornerstone of Rwanda’s development.

 First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame
First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame

“…We, too, can adapt our strategies for accelerated progress, our service provision, our collaboration frameworks, our militancy and advocacy, our education and research, and every tool in the arsenal which will combat gender inequality in order to transform for better the landscape in which we exist,” she added.

At the end of the meeting, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is expected to take over from UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the chair of the Commonwealth for the next two years.

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