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Women and Gender Studies Programs

Cameroon: U of Buea

  • Women and Gender Studies


Egypt: American University Cairo 

  • Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies 
  • Master’s in Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa 


Egypt: Cairo University

  • Faculty of Economics and Political Science 
  • *Master’s in Gender and Development 


Ethiopia: Addis Ababa University 

  • Centre for Gender Studies  


Ghana: U of Ghana 

  • Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) 


Ghana: University of Cape Coast 

  • Center for Gender, Research, Advocacy, and Documentation (CEGRAD) 


Kenya: Kenyatta University 

  • Department of Gender and Development Studies 
  • Master’s and Ph.D. in Gender and Development 


Kenya: Egerton University 

  • Department of Gender and Development 


Kenya: University of Nairobi 

  • African Women’s Studies Centre 


Kenya: University of Nairobi

  • Institute of Anthropology, Gender, and African Studies 
  • Bachelor’s in Gender and Development 


Morocco: U of Al Akhawayan 

  • Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment 
  • Master’s in Gender Studies  


Morocco: University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Dhar Mehraz 

  • Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies  
  • ISIS Centre for Women and Development (ICWAD) – Fes 


Nigeria: U of Jos 

  • Center for Gender and Women’s Studies 
  • Master’s in Gender and Development and Ph.D. in Women’s Studies 


Nigeria: U of Ibadan 

  • Women’s Research and Documentation Centre 
  • Gender Studies Program of the Institute of African Studies 
  • Master’s, MPhil, and Ph.D. 


Sierra Leone: University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College 

  • Institute for Gender Research and Documentation (INGRADOC)  


South Africa: U of Cape Town 

  • African Gender Institute (now part of School of Africa and Gender Studies) 


South Africa: U of the Western Cape 

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Department 
  • Gender Equity Unit 


South Africa: U of KwaZulu Natal 

  • Gender Studies Programme 


South Africa: U of South Africa (UNISA) 

  • Institute for Gender Studies  


South Africa: U of Pretoria 

  • Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender 


Sudan: Afhad University for Women 

  • Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace, and Rights 


Sudan: Afhad University for Women 

  • Gender and Reproductive Health and Rights Resource and Advocacy Centre 


Sudan: U of Khartoum 

  • Gender Unit at the Development Studies Research Institute  


Uganda: Makerere University 

  • School of Women and Gender Studies 

Morocco: University Moulay Ismaïl – Meknès

  • Master’s in Women and Development
  • *Ph.D. in Women and Writing

Benin: African University of Cooperative Development 


Benin: University of Parakou 

  • Department of Sociology/Anthropology 
  • Master’s of Social Mediation and Facilitation of Development (common core in gender) 
  • Contact: 


Benin: University of Abomey Calavi 


Benin: University of Abomey Calavi Professional 


Burkina Faso: University of Applied Development Sciences 

  • Pan-African Institute for Development 
  • Master’s in Gender, Population and Development 
  • Contact:  


Cameroon: University of Yaoundé 


Ivory Coast: University Félix Houphouët Boigny of Cocody 


Madagascar: University of Antananarivo 


Morocco: University Hassan II of Casablanca 

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities Ain Chock 
  • Master’s in Gender, Society and Cultures 
  • Doctoral training in Laboratory on Gender, Education, Literature and Media 
  • Contact: Rajaa Nadifi at 


Morocco: University Cadi Ayyad 

  • Research Group on Women’s Studies 


Morocco: University of Essaadi Tétouan, Tangier 

  • Faculty of Economic, Legal and Social Sciences 
  • Master’s in Gender and Women’s Rights  
  • Contact: Abdallah Ounnir at 


Niger: University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey 

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology 


Senegal: Cheikh Anta Diop University 

  • Master of Gender and Peacebuilding  


Senegal: Polytechnic University of Africa University Europe Africa 

  • Master of Women, Peace, Security and Conflict Management 
  • Contact: Ndioro Ndiaye at 


Senegal: Cheikh Anta Diop University 


Senegal: Gaston Berger University 


Tunisia: U of Manouba 

  • Master’s in Gender, Culture and Society 


Tunisia: University of Sousse 

  • Master’s in Gender Studies  


Tunisia: Higher Institute of Social Studies 

  • Master’s in Women’s Studies 


Tunisia: University of Tunis 

  • Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Arabic 

Cape Verde: University of Cape Verde 

  • CIGEF (Centro de Investigação e Formação em Género e Família) 


Mozambique: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane 


Mozambique: Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) 

  • Mulher e Lei na África Austral, Moçambique  

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