The Directorate of Gender Affairs is a division of the Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development. As the national gender machinery and focal agency for gender and development in Antigua & Barbuda the
focal mandate of the Directorate of Gender Affairs is to empower women and promote gender equality. We
seek to facilitate development and bring positive change to Antigua & Barbuda by sensitizing
society on the issue of gender and the key role it plays in national development.
We provide guidance
and leadership on gender and development to other governmental
departments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), civil society, and faith-based
- Compiling and disseminating information on gender issues and development
- Creating and interpreting gender-based policies and establishing performance standards
Directorate of Gender Affairs is committed to building a country in
which women and men enjoy their full rights as individuals and are equal
partners in shaping the economic, political, social and cultural
development of the country.
Our goal is be the leading agency in responding to all form of gender inequality in Antigua & Barbuda, and advocating for their elimination. We aim to do this through sensitization and awareness campaigns, gender mainstreaming programmes, drafting policy, and facilitating community-based action.