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Women, Gender & Youth


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


July 03, 2024 to July 04, 2024

The Sudan Women’s Peace Dialogue, a landmark conference held in Kampala on July 3-4, 2024, gathered more than 60 Sudanese women from various backgrounds.

July 03, 2024 to July 04, 2024

the women of Sudan from women’s organisation, civil society, the private sector, gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 July 2024

June 14, 2024

The 3rd Cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship has commenced their induction process into a series of empowerment programmes focused broadly on politics and governance, business-trade-entrepreneurship, and Peace and Security. The 2024 cohort brings together 39 young women from 12 African countries selected from a highly competitive pool of 1000 applications.

May 02, 2024

A thriving creative economy fuels innovation, jobs, and economic growth across Africa. Recognizing this potential, the African Union and Google Africa join forces to launch the #DiscoverMyAfrica Shorts Challenge, a month-long campaign of the continent's rich diversity, heritage, and vibrant spirit.

April 12, 2024

The African Union’s Women, Gender, and Youth Directorate (WGYD) in partnership with GIZ African Union launched the second edition of the AU Civic Tech Fund, a pan-African initiative that seeks to support initiatives and projects that strengthen citizen engagement through innovative tools and digital technologies.

April 11, 2024

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to announce the selection and onboarding of 36 fellows as part of the third cohort of African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL).

March 15, 2024

The African Union Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s’ Affairs will converge for a Consultation Meeting in the sidelines of the Sixty-Eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), which will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

March 13, 2024

68th Session on the Commission of the Status of Women – Panel Discussion on Quality & Inclusive Education for Girls’ Empowerment: A Strategic Tool for ending Harmful Practices.

March 08, 2024

The African Union Commission will convene a forum to commemorate International Women’s Day.

February 18, 2024

Press briefing under the theme "Youth Inclusion in Championing the Implementation of AU Agenda 2063.

December 13, 2023 to December 14, 2023

The 4th High Level Forum on Women, Peace and Security in Africa will be convened under the theme “Enhancing Women’s Participation and Leadership in Peace and Security Processes in Africa”.   

November 27, 2023 to November 28, 2023

The 3rd Men’s Conference will provide an opportunity to consolidate bold Continental efforts that Heads of State and other sectors have taken towards Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

Department Resources

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.