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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

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

Gaborone, Botswana, 26th August 2019 – Experts in digital transformation, gender an

WGD August 18, 2019

Nairobi, Kenya, 18, August 2019; To give new impetus to the commitments made at the global and regional levels to adv

UNDP and the African Union Commission join forces to empower young African women
WGD July 16, 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission (AUC) join forces to implement an African Young Women Leaders (AYWL) Fellowship programme to develop the next generation of young African women leaders and experts to serve Africa and the world.

Call for nominations to recognize exceptional African women advancing peace and security in Africa.
WGD July 12, 2019

Call for nominations to recognize exceptional African women advancing peace and security in Africa.

WGD May 29, 2019

Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, 29 May 2019; A historic consultative meeting aimed at enhancing women leadership in peace