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International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all International Women's Day 2014 - Equality for Women is progress for all
Message from Madam Hon Aicha Bah Diallo, Chairperson of the African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on the occasion of the celebration of International Women's Day 2014.…

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Precious J. Deshield,  24 years, Liberia Precious J. Deshield, 24 years, Liberia
FAWE has helped me see for myself what I am capable of and that I can succeed. I study civil engineering at Stella Maris Polytechnic in Liberia.

Our approach

FAWE’s work is to encourage governments, international organisations and local communities to enact policies and provide positive learning environments that treat girls and boys equally.

We use a four-pronged approach to transform girls' education and to achieve gender equity and equality in education across Africa:

  • Policy advocacy – influencing governments and other partners to review existing educational policies and adopt strategies to achieve greater and better participation of girls’ in education.
  • Community advocacy – building public awareness on the social and economic value of girls’ education so that citizens themselves take responsibility for the task and collectively work to support the agenda.
  • Interventions – developing and promoting models that demonstrate that contexts can be created that are conducive to girls’ enrolment, continuation and successful completion of the school cycle.
  • Replication and mainstreaming – encouraging governments to adopt and generalise innovations that have demonstrated positive impacts on girls’ schooling.

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