Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X931, Pretoria, 0001
Physical 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel 012 359 0000
Fax 086 683 5502
Web www.women.gov.za

Overview

The Department of Women was renamed the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities in June 2019.

The mission of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities is to accelerate socio-economic transformation and implementation of the empowerment and participation of women, youth and persons with disabilities through oversight, monitoring, evaluation and influencing policy.

The priority of the Ministry and the Department is to ensure that the socio-economic empowerment and rights of women, youth and persons with disabilities are mainstreamed across all sectors of society through: monitoring the extent to which their social and economic circumstances are significantly improved; promoting, advocating for and monitoring their empowerment and gender equality; promoting the understanding of their differential circumstances in society, and the impact of seemingly neutral decisions, plans, laws, policies and practices on them through capacity building and responsive budgeting; and facilitating and monitoring capacity building and skills development for them to participate meaningfully in all areas of the economy and the workplace.

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