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Women, Gender & Youth


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


June 05, 2021

The African Union Commission (AUC) through the Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD), has rolled out an initiati

Agenda 2063 Women’s Photojournalism Award
May 04, 2021

In line with the African Union Theme for the year 2021

March 22, 2021

The African Union Commission, Women, Gender and Youth Directorate, has lauded a decision by the High Court of the Rep

March 01, 2021

African Union Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs on the 26th of February 2021, adopted the Common Afri

February 26, 2021

The quest for a Common African Position to advance the gender agenda gathers momentum ahead of the UN meeting in New York

February 19, 2021

The African Union Commission has inaugurated the Internal Committee on the Fund for African Women, a demonstration of

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

• 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 the 33rd African Union Summit
• Other High-Level events
• IWD 2020 Commemorations