Women and Youth Afairs

The overall objective of this Directorate is monitoring, facilitating and designing ways for smooth implementation of the National Women's Policy of 1993.

Specific objectives include:

  • Fostering gender mainstreaming in all policies, programmes, projects and plans of the Ministry
  • Enhance the participation of women employees in the organisational activities and ensuring their rights in employment, training, decision making and etc...
  • Conduct operational research and disseminate result pertaining to gender and health
  • Ensure health statistics are disaggregated by sex and monitor signs of gender gap
  • Monitor and evaluate the output and impact of policies and programmes in relation to gender equity and equality
  • Develop and distribute gender mainstreaming guidelines, manuals and other technical tools
  • Develop Information Education Communication (IEC) and public mobilisation initiatives
  • Expand and integrate networks