ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Women Development Organization (WDO) is a specialized intergovernmental organization and one of the specialized institutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
8th January 2023
The history of the establishment of WDO spearheaded by the Arab Republic of Egypt, dates as far back as 2005, with High-Level Intra-OIC consultations and the adoption of its statute in 2010 and entering into force in 2020. Its activities were initiated with the inauguration of its Headquarters (HQ) in Cairo, in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2021
WDO is the center of the gender equality architecture of the OIC. It has a quadruple mandate encompassing normative support and policy work, advocacy and outreach, coordination, and operational activities. WDO is concerned with developing and strengthening the role of women and girls in society with the aim of empowering, integrating, and supporting women and girls in the political, social, educational, cultural, and economic fields. Currently, WDO has 19 member states and is anticipating more OIC member states to join the organization.