My first focus is tackling violence against women and girls - Secretary- General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, 6th Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General has pledged to tackle violence against women and girls as her first focus among the four focus areas that she set as she took office today. This was during the Welcome reception to celebrate her as the incoming Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

The others include tackling the threat of climate change, focus on trade and good governance and finally focus on youth. Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is not new to issues of tacking violence against women and girls as she introduced the Domestic Violence Crimes and Victims Act and founded the Eliminate Domestic Violence Global Foundation in 2011.