Call for Entries: Commonwealth Women in Leadership Essay Competition

Deadline: April 8, 2013

Are you a young person in the Commonwealth aged 15 and 29? Are you passionate about issues affecting women in leadership and enterprise and would you like to influence the Commonwealth Women Affairs Ministers Meeting? Then make your views count by entering the Commonwealth Women in Leadership essay competition.

The Gender Section of the Secretariat is organizing the Commonwealth ‘Women in Leadership’ essay competition prior to the 10th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (10WAMM) to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 17-19 June 2013. The theme of the meeting is “Women’s Leadership for Enterprise”.Given that youth form 60 per cent of the Commonwealth population, bringing them into the decision-making process is vital. They are therefore seeking the perspectives and opinions of the young Commonwealth on the 10WAMM theme.


  • All youth in the Commonwealth are invited to participate
  • You must be between the ages of 15 and 29 years

How to Participate

Young Commonwealth is invited to participate by answering one of the following questions.

1. How and why should governments encourage women’s leadership?


2. How and why should governments encourage women-owned enterprises?


The winner will be sponsored to participate in the 10th Women Affairs Ministers Meeting (10WAMM) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 17 to 19 June 2013.


For further enquiries, contact;

Homaira Sikandary
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 0207 747 6275

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