Financing Gender Equality for Development and Democracy
The 8th triennial Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (8WAMM), held in Kampala, Uganda, from 11 to 14 June 2007, was significant for a number of reasons. First, it was one of the biggest meetings on gender equality anywhere in the world in 2007, attended by 32 of the Commonwealth member countries, as well as by major international and regional agencies. It also featured a parallel Partners’ Forum for civil society and other professional organisations, young people and the private sector. Commonwealth associations – particularly those made up of parliamentarians, local government, business councils and networks – also held events in the wings of 8WAMM.