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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


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

Meeting of African Ministers expected to adopt far-reaching decisions to advance the gender agenda in Africa.
November 26, 2020

Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs are scheduled to convene on the 27 of November 2020, to deliberate

Department Resources

November 11, 2020

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

July 08, 2020

We, the Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union, meeting in the Third Ordinary Session of our A