DNO – Dominica’s candidate for Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has been elected to the top post.
The election took place in Malta on Friday where the 53 Heads of state of the union have gathered for a summit.
“I am incredibly proud to be the first woman to hold the post of Secretary General,” she said at a press conference after the election.
She said she will be placing the “women’s agenda very strongly on the table.”
“Domestic violence affects one in three women globally,” she said. “It is the greatest cause for morbidity in women and girls and it is a disgrace that this so.”