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The power of storytelling: interviews with Commonwealth Writers storytellers

In April 2018, the Foundation carried out semi-structured interviews with selected programme partners attending the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018 (CPF). CPF brings together civil society […]

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Confronting assumptions: gender equality

Heather Cole recently convened a session with Foundation grants partners on gender sensitive programming.

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Commonwealth insights: inclusive governance

The Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) is a biennial event held prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. CPF 2018 took place on 16-18 April […]

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Changing together or falling apart: global climate frameworks need concerted action – now

Will governments convene and coordinate the multi-stakeholder approaches that are required to tackle climate change?

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Grants guidelines and criteria – November 2018 call

Having trouble downloading all of our grants guidelines and criteria at once? Download each file individually below. Once you have everything you need, you can submit […]

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Commonwealth insights: climate justice

Institutional responses to climate change have predominantly been about adapting to its impact. However, this approach places the burden on people and places at the […]

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Commonwealth insights: reimagining migration

Contemporary narratives on migration compound exclusion and hinge on a fear of the migrant as the ‘other’. The Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018 session reimagining migration […]

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Commonwealth insights: inclusion of persons with disabilities

Across the Commonwealth, persons with disabilities (PwDs) face institutional, social, legal, and physical barriers to justice. Addressing this challenge requires looking beyond the rights of […]

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Commonwealth insights: legislative reform

In many Commonwealth countries, legislation such as those relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, and mental health were codified in colonial times and continue to […]

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Commonwealth insights: universal health coverage

An extensive discussion at the Commonwealth People’s Forum 2018 (CPF 2018) explored the provision of universal health coverage (UHC), defined by the World Health Organisation […]

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When the tough get going: civil society resilience

How do civil society organisations in the Caribbean manage uncertainty? Doctoral candidate Sarah Peck summarises her findings. 

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