CSG Patricia Scotland looks forward to Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting

CSG Patricia Scotland looks forward to Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting

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The Bahamas is all set to host the 13th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (13WAMM). The meeting will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau from August 21 to 23, 2023. Many leaders from Commonwealth, including CSG Patricia Scotland, have been looking forward to the sitting.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General (CSG), Patricia Scotland, took her official social media and anticipated that this meeting would act as a platform for the Commonwealth leaders to have a healthy and fruitful discussion on some of the key topics.

In addition, through her official social media handle, CSG Scotland mentioned, “I look forward to a productive WAMM to be held in The Bahamas in the coming month. The meeting is supposed to host a number of ministers and government officials from across the Commonwealth to discuss areas and scope including women’s empowerment, disability inclusion, climate change and other priority issues.”

The reports have informed that this statement was released by the Secretary-General during the preparations for WAMM along with the High Commissioners to Marlborough House, the Headquarters of the Commonwealth.

The CSG Scotland, through social media, mentioned, “A pleasure to welcome High Commissioners to Marlborough House, the Headquarters of Commonwealth, for a briefing on preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (WAMM) in August.”


According to the official update, it was stated that this year, the meeting will be held under the theme “Equality Toward a Common Future”. The government of the Bahamas will be hosting the meeting in 2023.

It is expected that the meeting will serve as the principal decision-making body for Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers for reviewing the progress. The 13WAMM will primarily focus on the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities.

During this meeting, the working and development towards achieving the four (4) priorities of the Commonwealth, will be discussed including emphasising gender equality and women’s empowerment.

According to the official update, the four priorities are:

Women in leadership.
Women’s economic empowerment
Ending violence against women and girls; and
Gender and climate