About Us

“A platform for the voices of young people to be heard”

YourCommonwealth.org is a website created and crafted by young people, students and emerging youth leaders. It is a platform for the voices of young people from Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, Europe and the Pacific to be heard.

Contributors aged 15-29 exchange perspectives on events happening in their country or community or issues that affect young people around the world, such as poverty or climate change. Find out more about our current Commonwealth Correspondents and read their articles online.

The website was established by the Commonwealth Secretariat through the Commonwealth Youth Programme and is independently edited by Yvonne Chin-Irving and Victoria Chimbwanda, both experienced journalists.

YourCommonwealth.org was named ‘Communicator of the Year’ in the 2012 Nexus Commonwealth Awards.

Learn more about the Commonwealth Youth Programme.

Learn about the many ways to contribute.

Opinions expressed on YourCommonwealth are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth Secretariat or Commonwealth Youth Programme. Articles are published in a spirit of dialogue, respect and understanding. If you disagree, why not submit a response?