15-17 June, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Every three years, Commonwealth Ministers responsible for women’s affairs meet to discuss progress and challenges relating to gender equality in the Commonwealth. The 10th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting (10WAMM) took place in June 2013, hosted by the Government of Bangladesh under the theme ‘Women’s Leadership for Enterprise’.

Held in the wings of the 10WAMM, the Partners’ Forum provided an opportunity for civil society, academics, donor agencies and other women’s affairs experts to meet, share and learn from each other; to discuss critical issues and barriers to delivering women’s empowerment and gender equality; and to engage with Ministers and Senior Officials in order to contribute to Commonwealth and global agenda-setting processes.

The Partners’ Forum was organised by the Commonwealth Foundation in partnership with BRAC, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Representatives of key national and regional organisations also provided formal input into the planning of the Forum.