" Opening the Forum, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland - the first woman to hold the post - pledged to put gender at the centre of the organisation’s efforts to help countries meet their development goals.
Commonwealth priorities, she said, includes improving women’s political participation, adding, 'every time I look at an empowered group of women I remember what my mother said. She said, we don’t let men do anything else on their own, so why let them run the world?' "
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