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Women, Gender & Development

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 26, 2019

Under the theme “All for Maputo Protocol Programme”, the African Union Delegation with the Sudanese Women converged for a Capacity Building Workshop on Human Rights and Women, Peace and Security, which open today 26 November 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan.

November 15, 2019

Theme: "Participation, Representation and Protection of Women in Electoral Processes in the Great Lakes Region”

Africa Beijing+25 Review focus of the 4th African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
October 31, 2019

Theme: “Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”

The 4th African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment focuses on the Africa Beijing + 25 review report
October 28, 2019

Experts Meeting of the 4th African Union Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment opened.

Experts call upon African countries to embrace the digital revolution to empower girls and young women
August 28, 2019

Experts in digital transformation, gender and education, attending the Second Innovation Education Expo, urged the continent to adopt inclusive digital policies for out-of-school girls in Africa.

Gender inequality is costing Africa over $95 billion annually and is a threat to sustainable peace; African women convene for inter-generational dialogue.
August 18, 2019

The retreat focused on pathways to advance women’s leadership through intergenerational dialogue and empowerment of young women leaders.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
November 25, 2019 to December 10, 2019

Theme: "Fight Sexual And Gender Based Violence Against Refugees, Returnees And Internally Displaced Persons"

December 03, 2019

Boosting Intra-African Trade: African Women taking the Lead! Theme: “Made in Africa” and “Buy in Africa”.

November 24, 2019 to November 28, 2019

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The 4th African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
October 28, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Theme: “Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”

July 25, 2019 to July 27, 2019


WHEN:         25th – 27th July, 2019 

July 08, 2019

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