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Women, Gender & Development


The Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) is responsible for leading, guiding, defending and coordinating the AU's efforts on gender equality and development and promoting women's empowerment by ensuring that African countries comply with the AU Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in


WGD March 08, 2019

ADDIS ABABA, 8 March 2019 – Under the leadership of H.E Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth and the African Union Com

AUC Chairperson, WGD February 21, 2019

ADDIS ABABA, 21 February 2019 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E.

WGD February 14, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14 February 2019-The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Musa Faki Mahamat, spearheaded two important initiatives during the recently concluded 32nd Ordinary Sum

WGD December 13, 2018

Addis Ababa, December 12 2018- The African Union (AU) Commission Women, Gender and Development Directorate, in collaboration with the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), the United Natio

WGD July 01, 2018

Africa and Europe put women's empowerment and gender equality at the top of their agenda