Women, Gender & Development
The African Union is committed to Strengthening a people centered Union through active communication of the programmes of the African Union, the branding of the Union and participation of Member States and other stakeholders in defining and implementing the African agenda.
July 27, 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25 July 2016: The Office of the First Lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), Forum of African First Ladies Against Breast and Cervical Cancer in collaboration with the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation convened the 10th Stop Cervical, Breast &
July 08, 2016 to July 09, 2016
“The Contributions of the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights in Achieving Gender Equality in Africa: Stocktaking, Opportunities and Accountability”
March 08, 2016
AUC Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma emphasises the importance to celebrate the determination of women around the world for equal rights and have their voices heard
January 31, 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 January 2016: The Director of the African Union Women Gender and Development (AUWGDD), Mrs.
January 19, 20168th Gender Pre-summit: AUC Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Urged Women to be Transformers and not just Conformers
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 January 2016: The Official opening ceremony of the 8th Gender Pre-Summit today, Tuesday 19 January 2016, brought together over four hundred delegates from across the continent and abroad in the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
January 17, 2016 to January 18, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY / 26th AU Summit
27th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union
INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA
When: 17 –18 January 2016
January 17, 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 January 2016: The 27th session of the Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Pre-Summit Consultative meeting commenced on 17th January 2016 at the Conference Center of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Looki
January 17, 2016 to January 20, 20168th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on 2016 African Year of Human Rights, with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women 17 - 21 January 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY / 26th AU Summit
8th AFRICAN UNION GENDER PRE-SUMMIT ON 2016 AFRICAN YEAR OF HUMAN RIGHTS, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON WOMEN RIGHTS
INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA
When: 17 –21 January 2016
November 26, 2015AU Convene the 1st Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Khartoum
Khartoum, Sudan, 25th November, 2015: Experts from AU Ministries of Gender and Women’s Affairs convened for the First Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Gender and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), which kicked off, today 25th November 2015, in Khartoum, Sudan.
March 05, 2015
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AUC TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Addis Ababa, 5 March 2015 - The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Africa Ambassadors Spouses Group (AASG) and UNWOMEN will on 7 March 2015 organise commemorative activities to mark the International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March every year.
The event at the AU headquarters will fall in line with the Year’s Theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development”.
Holding at the Multipurpose Hall of the African Union New Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, activities will feature the following:
- Slide show of pictures of AASG’s Activities
- Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson of the AASG
- Statement by the Representative of Chairperson of the AUC
- Presentation on Best practices on women’s economic empowerment
- Donation to Fistula Hospital and Ebola Cases
- Signing of the Heforshe Campaign by UN Women
Attached is the draft program of the event.
Media representatives are invited to cover the Event at 12:00 on 07 March 2015.
For any inquiry, please contact:
Mrs. Esther Azaa Tankou, Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission; Tel: +251911361185; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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March 07, 2014
AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Addis Ababa, 7 March 2014- The African Union Commission on Friday 07 March 2014 commemorated international women’s day at the AU head quarters in Addis Ababa under the theme “Stand-Alone Goal on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Post 2015 Agenda”. The International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on 8th March around the world is a celebration dedicated to salute all women for their achievements.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma recalled that women have been fighting for equality for over a century. African women, she observed have been an integral part of this global movement since the days of anti slavery, anti colonialism and liberation movements, until today’s struggle for Africa’s development, peace, integration and prosperity.
In the statement delivered the Director for Women, Gender and Development Mrs Litha Musyimi Ogana, Dr Dlamini Zuma urged transformation of the continent in order to meet its development objectives.
“As we celebrate the 103rd International Women’s Day this year, the world and Africa are moving towards finalising the post-2015 development agenda. That is why we have made transformation as the foundation of the Common African Position on the post-2015 development agenda. Part of this transformation agenda is the mainstreaming of gender and women’s empowerment throughout all pillars and goals of the development agenda, with specific goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment”, the Chairperson noted.
The president of the AU Staff Association Mr Salla Sidig Hammad also addressed the ceremony. He said the association “joins African women in calling on our member states to expedite the ratification and implementation of the Protocol to the Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, which guarantees comprehensive rights to women including the right to take part in the political process, to social and political equality with men, to control of their reproductive health, an end to female genital mutilation and meaningful participation in peace and security matters”. Mr Sallah also applauded the fact that Africa as a continent has 3 head of states and that the Chairperson of the African Union Commission is a woman, “something we haven’t seen in the other parts of the world and this is a lesson to be learnt from Africa”, he added.
The celebrations were also addressed by the Head of the UN Women in Ethiopia, Mrs. Lettie Chiwara.
The objective of the celebration of International Women’s Day is to review past progress of women’s development and more importantly, to look ahead at the opportunities of women in Africa and also to acknowledge the steps taken by the AU to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment .
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October 02, 2013 to October 04, 2013First AU High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and MDG’s Post 2015, Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Abidjan to host First High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and MDG’s Post 2015
Addis Ababa, 30 September 2013 – In order to critically assess the current MDGs, specifically MDGs 3, 5 and 6, and identify impediments to progress made in the implementation of gender related goals as well as strengthen the African women’s input to the African Common Position on Post 2015 Agenda, African women from all walks of like will be meeting on 2nd to 4 October 2013 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, within the framework of the First African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment under the theme: The Post 2015 Agenda for Women within the Context of Economic Empowerment ".
Organised by the Women, Gender and Development Directorate and the Department of Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission(AUC), jointly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Ministry of the Solidarity, of Family, of the Woman and the Child of Cote d’Ivoire, the high level panel will be an opportunity to exchange views on an African common position on Post 2015 Agenda to engage the global community on the critical needs of African women in the coming twenty years, and mobilize continental support for existing initiatives on gender transformation.
Worth recalling that, the African Common Position was discussed during the May, 2013 Summit and it was decided to establish a High Level Committee of Heads of State and Government to crystalize and synthesize, as well as further consult as deemed necessary, so as to finalize the African Common Position and ensure that the priorities identified in the said African Common Position are integrated on the New Global Agenda.
Journalists are invited to cover the First High Level on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and MDG’s Pos 2015.
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