CommonwealthWiseWomen The impacts of globalisation, technological advancement, climate change and now COVID-19 have challenged organisations to find ways to contribute to sustainable leadership, while working towards gender equality. In an effort to help young women and girls become successful... read more

COL works to address gender inequalities in education, labour force participation, political participation and reproductive health to improve the Gender Inequality Index value for Mchinji, Malawi. The overarching goal is to see sustained ‘transformative change’ in power relations and choices that... read more

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations by 2030. It aims to ensure social protection for the poor and vulnerable, and to increase access to basic services and support for people harmed by climate-related extreme events and other economic, social,... read more

Education is a focus for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, and it also plays a role in achieving SDG5 (gender equality) and SDG13 (climate action). To integrate education into issues of gender and the environment, teachers need to be adequately prepared in these areas, both in terms of their... read more

Inequality has become a defining issue of our time and a cause for entrenched vulnerability. Gender inequality, in particular, stems from socially constructed gender roles and remains as one of the most distinctive group based inequalities.[1] The gender inequality is manifested significantly in... read more

The phenomenon of boys' underachievement in education — both in terms of participation and performance — has become an issue in a number of countries. Boys’ academic underperformance, high dropout rates and low secondary to tertiary transition are a matter of great concern. COL’s Strategic Plan... read more

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy and process to ensure that gender equality is an integral part of all policies, plans and programmes. It is about ensuring that girls’/women’s and boys’/men’s views, experiences, interests and needs shape the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of... read more