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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


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

The AfCFTA promises to unlock the potential for African women to move from micro to macro businesses
February 03, 2021

For decades, African women have been trapped in poverty cycles due to several underlying factors including unequal ac

Department Resources

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