An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

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Women, Gender & Youth

Structure

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

Activities

November 30, 2021

In Africa, the most prevalent forms of documented Violence Against Women and Girls include, among others intimate partner violence  (IPV),

November 25, 2021

In Africa, the most prevalent forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) reported and documented, include, among others, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV),

October 19, 2021

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa gathered in Addis Ababa on the 19th of October, to confirm their commitment to join hands with the African Union Commission, the United Nations and the Spotlight Initiative, and taking bold action to end child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices.

September 27, 2021

The African Union Commission’s Youth Division within the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD), in partnership with GIZ and AfriLabs launched the ‘AU Youth Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program to identify bright talent in the innovation sector from across the African continent.

December 06, 2021 to December 26, 2022
November 25, 2021

Despite decades of efforts, particularly from women and women’s organisations, VAWG in Africa remains the most widespread and socially tolerated of human rights violations, cutting across borders, race, class, ethnicity and religion.

October 28, 2021 to November 01, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 19, 2021 to October 21, 2021

Meeting of the African Union (AU), regional faith-based organizations, and communities of traditional leaders: to strengthen their engagement in prevention and response to violence against women and girls and harmful practices in Africa.

October 04, 2021

Theme: Cultural and Heritage Diversity of Africa and its Diasporas: Fires of Conflict or Ground of Peace?

Department Resources

June 18, 2021

As the AU declared 2019 the “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displaceme

February 18, 2021

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
• Advocacy and partnerships • 5th Specialized Technical around COVID-19

December 02, 2020

The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth is a groundbreaking UNDP Flagship Initiative produced in collaboration wit

November 11, 2020

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
• Inside the 33rd African Union Summit
• Other High-Level events
• IWD 2020 Commemorations

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.

June 18, 2021

As the AU declared 2019 the “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displaceme

February 18, 2021

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
• Advocacy and partnerships • 5th Specialized Technical around COVID-19

January 22, 2021

Since the outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), emerging data and reports from those on the front lines have shown that all ty

December 02, 2020

The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth is a groundbreaking UNDP Flagship Initiative produced in collaboration wit