The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) performs the following core functions:

  • Develop policies and programmes for the promotion of gender equality, women’s empowernment, child protection as well as social protection and social welfare of other vulnerable groups;
  • Mainstreaming gender equality, and disability into national development process;
  • Ensure the welfare, promotion and respect of the rights of persons with disabilities, children  and other vulnerable groups;
  • Manage programmes and institutions for children and social welfare;
  • Improve working environment by strengthening the structures, systems and procedures, human   and administrative capacity for efficient service delivery;
  • Strengthen monitoring and evaluation, research, documentation, planning and budgeting.