‘Women as agents of change’ is the theme of Commonwealth Day 2011

The theme is celebrated throughout the year, with special events taking place during the week of Commonwealth Day (14-20 March).

What does the theme ‘Women as agents of change’ mean?

It means that by investing in women and girls, we can accelerate social, economic and political progress.

Women and girls make up over half of the world’s population. In the Commonwealth, that’s over one billion people. By educating them, giving them accessible health care and making sure they are treated fairly and have the same opportunities and protection as men and boys, we can go a long way towards addressing the many problems of the world.

Women and girls need to be included at all levels of decision making to ensure that their needs are properly met. This will benefit us all.


To commemorate this years theme we have produced a poster which is available to download below.

Commonwealth Day Poster 2011

Please send requests for posters to: [email protected]

Get Involved

Commonwealth Day is a centre piece of the Commonwealth calendar, but people can engage with the Commonwealth theme throughout 2011.

Previous Themes

Click here for a list of previous Commonwealth Day themes