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We are the Commonwealth's agency for civil society. We support people's participation in democracy and development

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Why land laws matter Patience Ayebazibwe led research in Southern Africa on the policies and conventions governing women’ View Now

Malawi’s 50-50 campaign

Gillian Cooper investigates one partner's decade-long effort to secure greater female representation in decision-making in Malawi.
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One foot taller

Jenny Bennett-Tuionetoa on how being a regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize developed her confidence and transformed her worldview.
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  • Commonwealth Writers

    Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. 

  • Commonwealth People’s Forum

    The CPF brings together civil society representatives from around the world to discuss and debate key issues facing Commonwealth people. 

  • Publications

    Browse a library of publications from our knowledge hub, including policy briefs written in collaboration with civil society partners, toolkits, guides and more.
  • Awarded Grants Map

    View the Commonwealth Foundation's Grants footprint in this interactive map.