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Women, Gender & Youth


The Women, Gender, Development and Youth Directorate (WGDY) is responsible for leading, guiding,


June 07, 2022

According to Honorable Aya Benjamin Warille, South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare lauded the advocacy visit stating “The Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights is timely and this mission is extremely relevant to fast-track the process. Ratifying it will present a lot of opportunities for South Sudan”.

May 23, 2022

The survey dubbed ‘AU Youth Survey’ is part of an effort to increase the participation of young people across the continent in the development of policies and recommendations that address key issues affecting them.

May 23, 2022

The key objective of this forum aligns with Aspiration 6 of the African Union Agenda 2063 and article 11 of the African Youth Charter, by providing young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard by key decision makers on key issues that are to be deliberated at the summit.

May 04, 2022

The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, becoming the 43rd African State to ratify the Protocol

April 26, 2022

The AU Media Fellowship is designed to provide a platform for African journalists and content creators to enhance their capacity to reframe the African narrative and to ensure that stories about the continent are balanced and true to the experiences of its people.

April 12, 2022

The African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized an induction workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 40 young African women selected for the 2nd cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme.

April 06, 2022

Team building workshop for fellows of the African Union Youth Digital and Innovation Fellows

April 06, 2022

WHAT: High-level launch and Youth Engagement Session to launch the AU COVID-19 Vaccination Bingwa Initiative

March 31, 2022

WHAT:  Egumeni Session - Intergenerational Dialogue on Gender Equality Toda

March 28, 2022

WHAT:  Induction of the 2nd Cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellows

March 08, 2022

International Women’s Day High Level Couch Talk. Convened under the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Innovative Solutions for Financial and Economic Inclusion for African Women”

March 04, 2022 to December 26, 2022

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

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.