According to a report released by Plan International, there is every year, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence, many within school walls. Girls are especially vulnerable to rape, exploitation, coercion and discrimination perpetrated by students and teachers. The consequences of such acts include unwanted pregnancies, poor performance at school and high dropout rates.
4 December 2014
3 December 2014
The Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE), condemns in the strongest term the killing of students in Nigeria, this is an act of cowardice by enemies of education and progress disguising themselves as a student while carrying a bomb in a school bag ; killing innocent school going children during a general school assembly. FAWE calls upon the government of Nigeria to do more and secure our schools. We can no longer watch as our children being killed and kidnapped as they go about securing a bright future through education.
14 November 2014
On the 11th of October which commemorates the International Day for the Girl Child, FAWE donated Ksh. 100,000 to student from the University of Nairobi who was facing financial challenges in meeting both her tuition and upkeep expenses.
14 October 2014
To sustain the tempo of the agitation for the rescue of the remaining 219 Chibok school girls still in captivity of the Boko Haram sect six months after, as the United Nations marks the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and the families of the abducted girls are calling for a week of Global Week of Action from 11th to 18th October 2014, to mobilize everyone around the world to demand for the immediate rescue of our Chibok girls and end this humanitarian tragedy.
15 October 2014
11 October 2014
24 September 2014
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is pleased to announce the following scholarships opportunities for Master’s and PhD degree. Please find below the FAWE Guidelines and other useful documents to apply for scholarship. Female candidates are encouraged to apply
24 September 2014
The FAWE 9th General Assembly provided a platform to the Alumni to engage in discussions on FAWE’s leadership succession plan. Forty (40) FAWE alumni from across all the Sub-Saharan Africa deliberated on the pertinent issues and expressed a commitment to not only be champions for the leadership succession plan developed by FAWE but also to be Changes Agents in advocating for girl’s Education for themselves, their families and their communities in line with the FAWE’s Vision.
15 September 2014
FAWE held its Inaugural Africa Girls Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition finals during its 9th General Assembly held from 13th to 15th of August 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Abigail Buerkour Mortey a form 2 student at Adonten Senior High School, Aburi, Akwapem, Ghana scoped the first prize for presenting an innovative project on how to produce a mosquito repellent from fresh leaves of the Suaveolens.
8 September 2014
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) successfully held its 9th General Assembly and elected its new Executive Committee team for August 2014-17 term. The new Chairperson is Prof. Christine Dranzoa, Vice Chancellor - Muni University, Uganda.
4 September 2014
16 June 2014
13 August 2014
The Day of the African Child observed on 16 June each year since 1991, is in honour of the students massacred in Soweto in 1976 for protesting against education injustice in apartheid South Africa. This year's Day of the African Child is relevant today for FAWE as the world continues to be shocked by the abduction of more than 257 girls from their school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria.
14 June 2014
FAWE Regional Office in partnership with INTEL (UK) is hosting a Science & Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Competition across 15 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. The finals of this event will culminate into a STEM Fair to be held in Nairobi on the 14th and 15th of August 2014. The FAWE STEM Regional Fair, for girls, was initiated as a means to inspire young female innovators for Africa by Africans. The competition will be organized at school, country, and regional levels.
21 May 2014
FAWE has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation to implement a ten-year scholarship program in Rwanda and Ethiopia. The program will enable a total of 2000 Scholars academically bright, but economically disadvantaged girls and boy’s access and complete secondary and university education, in high-quality institutions and thereby increase their opportunities for better livelihoods. While the project will contribute to FAWE’s goal of enabling change in girls’ education in Africa, The MasterCard Foundation will seek to realize the vision of creating positive social and economic transformation through education.
2 May 2014
4 June 2014
FAWE will be participating in the 2014 World Literacy Summit in Oxford UK from 14th to 16th April, 2014. It will use the platform to build awareness of the continental literacy crisis, especially among women and build partnerships to improve literacy standards in Africa. FAWE will also present a paper on “Equitable Pathways to Literate Worlds." Sharing her experiences on how FAWE’s Mobile Library is contributing to improving literacy rates, especially among the targeted girls in Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar.
15 April 2014
FAWE was among the 1,900 delegates and educators from around the World who participated at the 58th Annual Conference Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference held in in Toronto, Canada from 10th to 15th March 2014. The discussions were centered on “Re-visioning Education for All” to explore the adequacy and future of Education For All (EFA), moving them beyond the historical focus on access to basic schooling. FAWE working jointly with the MasterCard Foundation contributed to the discussion on creating a positive social change and economic growth through education; developing Young Transformative Leaders; improving Program Quality through Learning; as well as formal informal education. The duo presented a paper on an innovative and holistic scholarship programme that has the potential to transform young people from beneficiaries to benefactors. Click here to view the presentation.
14 April 2014
FAWE Africa Executive Committee held its bi-annual meeting on 26th and 27th March 2014 at FAWE RS, Headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya. The committee conducted the in-person interviews for the position of the FAWE Africa Executive Director; they reviewed and approved the 2013 FAWE annual reports and audited accounts, as well as the 2014 work plan and budget.
14 April 2014
FAWE joined other eight former Henry R Kravis Prize recipients at a two-day retreat to celebrate the accomplishments of the the tenth Kravis recipient Helen Keller International for their best practice in preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. Ms Hendrina Doroba, the Executive Director of FAWE, represented FAWE at this colorful event, which took place at Claremont McKenna College on 12th & 13th March 2014.
11 April 2014
3 March 2014
19 November 2013
22 October 2013
Ministers of education and finance, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society, youth organizations, the private sector and academia gathered in Washington, DC for the 2013 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings from 16-18 April. The events culminated in the Learning for All Ministerial to which UNGEI, the Global Partnership for Education, and Plan International released a call to action to ensure that girls education and gender equality in education remains a priority towards achieving the MDGs and in the development agenda beyond 2015.
8 May 2013
FAWE is to call for an end to violence and discrimination against girls and women in a special feature programme on Radio France International (RFI) broadcast live around the world on International Women’s Day on 8 March.Global statistics show that one in three women will suffer abuse in her lifetime.
8 March 2013
FAWE GHANA has been selected to be part of the technical committee for a comprehensive review of best practices in girls’ and women’s education in West Africa currently being undertaken by Aide et Action, Plan International West Africa Office (WARO) and FAWE.The review will look at strategies, initiatives, procedures and behaviour that have resulted in positive outcomes for girls’ and women’s education in the sub-region.
25 February 2013
FAWE has been selected as a member of the coordination committee of the new Education for All (EFA) regional structure for sub-Saharan Africa launched by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on 14 February 2013.The structure will coordinate and accelerate African actions and responses for the achievement of the EFA goals at continental level.
22 February 2013
13 February 2013
How long do children take to get to school and back everyday? In four schools surveyed in Rwanda in 2010, one out of every three children spent more than two hours walking to and from school each day, often along difficult, mountainous roads in rural areas.
4 February 2013
FAWE has been named among the world’s Top 100 NGOs by The Global Journal for the second year running.FAWE ranked 70th out of the 100 NGOs selected for 2013, and is among 15 NGOs operating in the education sub-sector.
25 January 2013
FAWE is to urge African leaders to acknowledge the centrality of education, especially for women, in confronting the development challenges facing the African continent.FAWE will lead a session at the 21st Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU) organised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 22 to 23 January 2013 calling for greater and better participation of girls and women in education in order to bring about an ‘African Renaissance’.
22 January 2013
This month, FAWE embarks on a new five-year strategic plan that aims to bring about positive change in girls’ education in Africa and, ultimately, contribute to the continent’s long-term development.Girls’ education is central to all aspects of development.
17 January 2013
FAWE has partnered with the University of Maryland (UMD) on a project that aims to increase the number of female teachers in African secondary schools. Only 23 percent of girls of secondary school age in sub-Saharan Africa are enrolled in school.
11 January 2013
A photo exhibition celebrating FAWE’s work will open in New York, USA, on 20 January 2013. Entitled ‘Faces of Africa – Celebrating the work of FAWE’, the series of approximately 30 photos from Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali and Uganda will be on display at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Gallery until 20 March 2013.
7 January 2013
FAWE has received funds from two churches based in New York, USA, to assist underprivileged girls complete secondary school in Ethiopia and Malawi.Poverty is one of the major factors preventing girls from receiving a secondary education in Africa.
12 November 2012
Quality education for all children – girls as well as boys – is the most important investment Africa can make for its development.For the past 20 years, FAWE has worked to empower Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable girls and women to transform their lives and their communities through quality education.
11 October 2012
The Global Partnership for Education launched its first photo and video contest Reading Changed My Life on 7 September. The contest aims to draw attention to the critical importance of literacy and its positive impact on the lives of individuals.
27 September 2012
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, FAWE has brought together a core group of its key partners to the place where it was founded in September 1992 to chart a new course for the organisation.FAWE is hosting a two-day strategic planning meeting at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre in Italy – the birthplace of the organisation – from 26 to 28 September 2012.
26 September 2012
Côte d’Ivoire football star Didier Drogba has partnered with FAWE to mark the organisation’s 20th anniversary advocating for equal education for African girls and boys.Mr Drogba will feature in television and radio spots in which he calls for support to FAWE in contributing to a better future for all African girls and boys.
25 September 2012
Photo: Zambia Daily MailHer Excellency Dr Christine Kaseba Sata, First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, marked FAWE’s 20 years of working in Africa as she opened a girls’ advocacy conference which gave young girls the opportunity to speak out on the issues that most affect their education and life chances.Organised by FAWE Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia, from 13 to 14 August 2012, the conference gave some 100 young girls from Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe a platform to speak directly to key decision-makers and stakeholders in education in the region.
15 August 2012
Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Chad Madame Hinda Déby Itno has honoured FAWE Chad and four other organisations for their efforts to enhance education and empowerment for Chadian girls and women. The First Lady presented Ms Naimo Perside Beguy and Ms Anastasie Dewa, respectively Chairperson and National Chapter Coordinator of FAWE Chad, with a statuette of an African woman at a gala evening reception organised on 3 March 2012 to celebrate Chadian women.
6 March 2012
FAWE Vice Chairperson Hon. Marie Lydia Toto Raharimalala receives the Chevalier de l’Ordre National from His Excellency Blaise Compaore, President of the Republic of Burkina FasoHis Excellency Blaise Compaore, President of the Republic of Burkina Faso, has presented FAWE with the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre National (Knight of the National Order) in recognition of the organisation’s work in promoting gender equality in education in Africa.
14 February 2012
FAWE has been ranked 49th out of the world’s Top 100 NGOs by The Global Journal. Selected from a long list of 1,000 possible NGOs from across the world, the organisation also ranks fourth out of the seven African NGOs included in the Top 100 ranking.
27 January 2012
In 2012, FAWE will celebrate 20 years of enhancing girls’ and women’s education in Africa. To mark the occasion, FAWE will organise a major advocacy campaign across sub-Saharan Africa that seeks to reinvigorate action on quality education for all Africans – both female and male.
6 January 2012
FAWE has concluded an agreement with Oxfam Canada to support the introduction of FAWE’s Gender-Responsive Pedagogy (GRP) model in teacher training in Zanzibar from 2012 and help strengthen the technical capacity of Ministry of Education (MoE) of Zanzibar in mainstreaming GRP in teacher education.The integration of GRP in pre-service teacher training aims to provide trainee teachers with the knowledge and understanding to effectively respond to the learning needs of both girls and boys, and to advance gender-responsive teaching and learning.
5 January 2012
FAWE has defined a strategic focus for 2012 that will include influencing the integration of gender into education policy in sub-Saharan Africa, supporting advocacy through research, and scaling up gender-responsive interventions that can produce measurable outcomes in quality education for African girls and women.Accordingly, in the coming year, FAWE will direct its policy advocacy efforts towards education policy reviews and translation of policy into practice in several African countries.
3 January 2012
FAWE will host a two-day strategic planning workshop at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre in Italy – the place of its birth in September1992 – to consolidate a new strategic plan that will chart a new course for the organisation 20 years after it was founded.The workshop, to be held from 24 to 28 September 2012, will enable a team comprising FAWE management, strategic and funding partners, and beneficiaries to reflect on FAWE’s contribution to gender and education in Africa over the last 20 years and review its 2013-2017 Strategic Plan in line with emerging needs and challenges in the education sector.
7 December 2011
FAWE will investigate the effectiveness of school re-entry policies for adolescent mothers in six Southern African countries in 2012 as part of its efforts to improve life opportunities for young girls. FAWE’s research has shown that teenage girls continue to drop out of school due to pregnancy, with many of them not returning to school after childbirth.
5 December 2011
FAWE’s US-based affiliate Friends of FAWE (FoF) hosted its first benefit event in New York, US, on 29 November 2011 as part of its mandate to increase awareness, develop partnerships and raise funds to support FAWE’s work of educating girls and women across sub-Saharan.Hosted by television news personality Cheryl Wills of NY1 News, the event brought together a number of leading figures in education, human rights and international relations, including guest speaker Dr. Changu Mannathoko, UNICEF Senior Education Policy Advisor; Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Kenya’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and Hon.
30 November 2011
FAWE has developed an electronic tracking system to monitor progress towards gender equality in African institutions of higher education. The African Women in Academia Tracking System (AWATS) is a component of FAWE’s African Women in Institutions of Higher Education project launched in eight African universities in 2009 to improve women’s participation and experiences in higher education.
4 November 2011
FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda urged Commonwealth leaders to strategise on ways to ensure greater gender equality in their efforts to meet the objectives of development frameworks such as the Beijing Platform for Action, the Commonwealth Plan of Action and the Millennium Development Goals. Speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Perth, Australia, from 28 to 30 October 2011, Ms Dibba-Wadda called on leaders to prioritise quality education and gender equality in their implementation of international development agreements.
31 October 2011
FAWE delegation at ADEA Youth ForumFAWE was one of the partners called upon by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) to help coordinate its Youth Consultation Forum organised in Rabat, Morocco from 19 to 21 October 2011. The meeting aimed to give African youth a forum to evaluate existing education and training systems and the impact on their employability and careers, and to express their views on how existing education systems can be reformed to respond to their professional needs as well as to enhance Africa’s sustainable economic development.
24 October 2011
FAWE shares perspectives on gender equality in learning at UNESCO-IIEP policy forumUNESCO’s International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) invited FAWE’s perspectives on gender equality in education at the Gender Policy Forum in Paris, France, from 3 to 4 October 2011. Organised under the theme ‘Gender Equality in Education: Looking beyond Parity’, the event set out to provide decision-makers, educational planners, researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt on promoting gender equality in education at classroom and institutional levels.
7 October 2011
FAWE has announced a call for proposals from research institutions for its Strengthening Gender Research to Improve Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa Initiative. The initiative, which is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), promotes girls and women’s education through the integration of gender into education policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa. Grants are awarded to provide support to institutions and research centres working in the areas of gender, education, or policy advocacy.
29 September 2011
President Clinton presents FAWE Executive Director Oley Dibba-Wadda with a merit awardFormer US President Bill Clinton has applauded FAWE’s achievements in addressing challenges in education. Speaking at the 7th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held in New York, USA, from 19 to 22 September 2011, President Clinton praised FAWE’s dedication to girls’ and women’s education and presented a certificate of recognition to FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda.
22 September 2011
Courtesy Nancy Wong for FAWEThe Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has selected FAWE as one of several organisations and individuals who will be recognised for their commitments to action on various development issues at the 7th CGI Annual Meeting in New York, US, on 22 September 2011.FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda will join other CGI members on stage at an event where FAWE’s Gender-Responsive Pedagogy (GRP) model will be presented as an exemplary approach to addressing challenges in education.
21 September 2011
1 August 2011
Ministers of Education and government representatives from 17 African countries came together with FAWE’s strategic and funding partners and members to strategise on FAWE’s future direction during the organisation’s 8th General Assembly meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 to 29 July 2011. The meeting centred on strategies for FAWE’s sustainability in the new funding environment.
29 July 2011
Gender equality in education is a primary concern of the World Declaration on Education for All. Yet a significant number of girls who enter primary, secondary or higher education do not succeed in completing their studies.
28 July 2011
The 10x10 campaign has invited FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda to be a Global Champion for its 10-country campaign on promoting girls’ education. 10x10 is a film and global social action campaign that seeks to demonstrate that investing in girls in the developing world will transform lives and entire societies.
30 June 2011
Today, a challenge has arisen to FAWE’s ability to advocate for the empowerment of Africa’s female population through education. Increasingly, FAWE’s traditional funding partners are turning their attention from education to other social sectors.
25 July 2011
The Brookings Institution invited FAWE Executive Director Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda to give a keynote address and participate in a panel discussion at the launch of the Global Compact on Learning: Taking Action on Education in Developing Countries report in Washington DC, USA, on 15 June 2011. The report, which was developed by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings with input from FAWE and other partners, calls for global cooperation and action on education in developing countries.
15 June 2011
FAWE Executive Director Oley Dibba-Wadda and singer Angelique KidjoFAWE partnered with Benin singer Angelique Kidjo to unveil its new US-based affiliate, Friends of FAWE (FoF), in New York, USA, on 14 June 2011. Friends of FAWE’s objective is to raise awareness, establish partnerships and raise funds in the US to support FAWE’s work of educating girls and women across sub-Saharan Africa and transforming their lives.
14 June 2011
Angelique Kidjo and FAWE Executive Director Oley Dibba-WaddaFAWE will introduce its US-based affiliate Friends of FAWE at an event supported by Benin-born Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Angelique Kidjo in New York, USA on 14 June 2011.Friends of FAWE, a 501(c)(3) organisation, was established in the US in late 2010 to increase awareness, develop partnerships and raise funding to support FAWE’s work of educating girls and women across sub-Saharan Africa and transforming their lives.
14 June 2011
1 June 2011
18 February 2011
FAWE’s West Africa sub-Regional Office (FAWE-WASRO) has joined Plan and other partner organisations of the Inter-Agency Group on Education for West and Central Africa in organising a series of activities to highlight challenges in African education at the World Social Forum being held in Dakar, Senegal from 6 to 11 February 2011.
7 February 2011
Grace Nanyonga and UNESCO representatives in Paris, France, 2 February 2011 Grace Nanyonga, a former beneficiary of FAWE’s bursary programme in Uganda, was invited to represent FAWE at the ‘Women, Africa, Human Development’ event hosted by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee Joint Programmatic Commission (JPC) on Human Rights in Paris, France, on 2 February 2011.
2 February 2011
2 February 2011
FAWE presented perspectives on achieving lower drop-out rates for secondary schoolgirls in Africa at a consultative meeting on girls’ education in Africa organised by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Regional Office and UNESCO in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5 January 2011.
20 January 2011
FAWE has partnered with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) to launch phase II of an initiative that aims to support gender research by African women to enhance girls’ education in sub-Saharan Africa and facilitate the integration of gender into education policy and practice in the region.FAWE and CODESRIA are hosting a workshop in Dakar, Senegal, from 17 to 18 January 2011 to provide an opportunity for research teams working in Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria and Rwanda to exchange research and gender expertise.
17 January 2011
14 January 2011
FAWE has invited partners from some 20 donor agencies to review its strategic direction and planned programme activities for 2011 at the 9th FAWE Donors’ Consortium Meeting (DCM) to be held in Mahe, Seychelles from 3 to 4 March 2011.The DCM is an annual meeting at which FAWE’s donors from bilateral and multilateral agencies come together with the FAWE Executive Committee (EC) to discuss FAWE’s programme implementation and strategic planning.
13 January 2011
Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda, FAWE Executive Director FAWE has welcomed Ms Oley Dibba-Wadda as its new Executive Director, effective 1 January 2011.Ms Dibba-Wadda will head FAWE’s Regional Secretariat (RS) based in Nairobi, Kenya, oversee the management of all FAWE programmes, and ensure that FAWE achieves its objectives.
6 January 2011
For three days (17th to 19th November 2010), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is holding a workshop on Governance at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop has brought together Chairpersons of the FAWE National Executive Committees from: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the FAWE Regional Secretariat staff.FAWE is present in 33 African countries where its National Chapters (NCs), which are the implementing arms of the organisation, work to promote gender-responsive education policies and practices to empower girls and women. Each NC is registered as an independent national non-governmental organisation (NGO) but must have a constitution that is in line with the constitution of FAWE at continental level. A chapter is also bound to FAWE through the use of the name “FAWE” and through a charter.
18 November 2010
8 September 2010
For the past 2 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Regional Secretariat has initiated deeper focus on girls' and higher education. After 17 years of advocating policy changes and demonstrating interventions that could reduce gender imparity in enrolment for girls and boys, FAWE had noticed that there had been an improvement in girls’ enrolment even though much more was needed to be done in order to maintain the improved enrolment throughout the entire cycle. We did nevertheless make progress. For example in 2009, FAWE COEs (Centres of Excellence) recorded positive results for girls’ access, retention, performance and transition in many countries. In Gambia, FAWE contributed to the increase of the number of girls enrolled (24% in 2003 to 70% in 2009).
8 November 2010
3 September 2010
22 October 2010
29 July 2010
7 October 2010
FAWE Executive Director, Dr. Codou Diaw, contributed to UNGEI's E4 Conference on 19th May 2010 as a discussant on the plenary session entitled Quality Education for Equality. As keynote speaker for the session, Mr Albert Motivans, Head, Education Indicators and Data Analysis, UNESCO Institute of Statistics presented the latest global quantitative education data available and analysed its interlinkages with educational quality using a gender perspective, with particular reference to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The panel was chaired by Mr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa.
20 May 2010
The US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Guinea, Patricia N. Moller received members of FAWE Guinea accompanied by FAWE's Communication and Advocacy Officer, Mrs. Fatoumata Thiam Diallo. FAWE Guinea's Chairperson, Hadja Albertine Fadiga, National Coordinator, Hadja Ramatoulaye Diallo as well as Teasurer, Hadja Passy Kourouma formed the delegation.
19 May 2010
FAWE Rwanda, in association with RAUW (Rwanda Association of University Women), NDA (New Dawn Associates), SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises) and Plan Rwanda, organized a very special and original event on 26th March from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the ‘petit stade’ to encourage girls to take hold of their menstruation period in school.
26 March 2010
4 March 2010
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has extended its support to FAWE’s research initiative for the strengthening of gender research to improve girls’ and women’s education in Africa. Norad will support the second phase of the initiative from 2010 to 2011.
14 December 2009
FAWE Madagascar held an extensive workshop from 16 to 19 November 2009 to establish the first Centre of Excellence (COE) in the country at Imerintsiatosika High School. This brings to eight the number of COEs established in 2009, in line with FAWE’s goal for the year.
20 November 2009
In an effort to help address the situation of girls’ education in Southern Sudan, one of FAWE-Southern Sudan's (FAWE-SS) strategic interventions is to work with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and other stakeholders in Eastern Equatorial State to transform an ordinary school into a gender-responsive school. Commonly known as a Centre of Excellence (COE), a gender-responsive school is one in which the academic, social, and physical environment and its surrounding community take into account the specific needs of both girls and boys so that they can excel in their education.
16 March 2010
5 November 2009
FAWE’s Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw will join participants in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting actively investing in girls’ education, health and social development to share strategies and identify new investments that need to be made to further enhance life chances for girls.
22 September 2009
Professor Marie Therese Obama who serves as the focal point for FAWE’s gender in higher education initiative at Université de Yaounde I in Cameroon has been appointed Minister for the Women and Family Affairs of Cameroon.
21 September 2009
Steps taken by FAWE to support girls’ and women’s education in the first half of 2009 have produced significant results that confirm the organisation’s influential role in transforming African education for greater gender-responsiveness.
28 August 2009
14 August 2009
DANIDA Chief Advisor Ms Toni Michelsen (Left) and FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw at the signing of the grant agreement in Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 July 2009FAWE has signed an agreement with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) to economically empower out-of-school girls in three conflict-affected states (CAFS) in Africa.
27 July 2009
FAWE has been approached by the Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE) of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education in the United Kingdom to partner with it on a gender research project to be piloted in Kenya and Uganda from September 2009.
22 June 2009
FAWE has been invited to partner with the ADEA Working Group on Communication for Education and Development (COMED) to develop a toolkit to build the capacity of African journalists and communication officers to communicate on education for development.
25 May 2009
Senegal’s Université Cheikh Anta Diop has agreed to host FAWE’s West Africa Sub-Regional Office (FAWE-WASRO) at its Gender and Scientific Research Laboratory, the gender research unit established and directed by FAWE Executive Committee member Dr Fatou Sarr.
8 May 2009
Over 160 million adults in sub-Saharan Africa are unable to read and write. Of these, over 60 percent are women. Some 75 million African children do not go to school. Fifty-five percent of them are girls.
20 April 2009
FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw will be part of an advisory group on primary education attending a workshop on primary education hosted by Plan International in Bristol, UK, from 6 to 9 April 2009.
6 April 2009
6 April 2009
3 April 2009
FAWE Chairperson Hon. Simone de Comarmond and FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw are in Monrovia, Liberia, attending the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.
6 March 2009
As countries around the world prepare to celebrate recent achievements in women’s rights and gender equality at global level and to press for greater progress on International Women’s Day on 8 March, FAWE, along with other organisations involved in the Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC), is focusing on the situation of women in Zimbabwe.
3 March 2009
FAWE has been selected by the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG) as one of the 30 stories to be featured on its 30th anniversary celebration website FAWE has launched a two-year initiative on African women in higher education in Africa with the objective of enabling access, professional development and promotion of women in higher education through gender-responsive research, innovative advocacy strategies and leadership training.
20 February 2009
2 February 2009
28 January 2009
FAWE Chairperson Ms Simone de Comarmond and FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, attending the 12th African Union Summit of Heads of States and Government. The theme of the Summit is Infrastructure and Development in Africa.
26 January 2009
16 January 2009
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder and director of the Afghan Learning Institute, has been announced as the recipient of the 2009 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership for her outstanding record in providing an estimated 3650,000 women and children with access to education and healthcare every year.
15 January 2009
15 January 2009
5 January 2009
10 years ago, FAWE launched its Centre of Excellence (COE) model to create a fair and conducive learning environment for both girls and boys in Africa. Today, FAWE plans to scale up and replicate best practices for girls’ schooling emerging from the COE model. FAWE will establish new COEs in at least 10 countries this year while continuing to provide support to its 12 existing COEs and three newly established ones.
5 January 2009
At a retreat held for its Regional Secretariat staff from 1 to 5 December 2008, FAWE reviewed progress made in the past year in the implementation of its Strategic Plan and issued its mission statement for 2009.
8 December 2008
Former Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Mr Mamadou Ndoye was awarded the Jan Amos Comenius Medal at the International Conference on Education in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 November 2008.
28 November 2008
27 November 2008
25 November 2008
FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw spoke on education, training, skills development, and ICTs at the Sixth ECA-AU African Development Forum (ADF-VI) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 19 to 21 November 2008.
21 November 2008
17 November 2008
30 October 2008
FAWE Chairperson Hon. Simone de Comarmond has been elected Chairperson of the Commonwealth Foundation, the intergovernmental body mandated to work with civil society organisations to promote democracy, sustainable development and inter-cultural understanding across the Commonwealth.
13 October 2008
FAWE participated in the International Women Leaders’ Initiative for Reproductive Health organised by the Council of Women World Leaders, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York, US, from 30 September to 1 October 2008
3 October 2008
Former US President Bill Clinton announced a $30 million commitment by members of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to ‘empower women in developing countries with business education.’ FAWE will be actively involved in this commitment.
29 September 2008
A number of new commitments announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York, US, in September 2008 are directly in line with FAWE’s newest areas of intervention as stated in its 2008-2012 Strategic Plan.
29 September 2008
Dr Christiana Thorpe, Chief Electoral Commissioner of Sierra Leone and Founding Chairperson of FAWE Sierra Leone, and Dr Codou Diaw, Executive Director of FAWE, were active participants in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting held in New York, US, in September 2008.
29 September 2008
26 September 2008
FAWE Executive Director Dr Codou Diaw was a panellist at the Africa Women’s Forum organised by UNIFEM as a side event to the High Level Meeting on Africa’s development needs held in New York, US, on 22 September.
24 September 2008
11 August 2008
FAWE will host its 7th General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, from 30 to 31 July. The theme of the event is ‘Advancing girls’ education: scaling up FAWE’s successful models’ and it will focus on strategies to achieve the replication and mainstreaming of FAWE’s successful models for girls’ schooling in education systems across Sub-Saharan Africa.
25 June 2008
As a member of the UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (GAC), FAWE will attend the Asia-Pacific Technical Meeting on Equity, Gender and Quality in Education in Asia-Pacific to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 11 to 12 June.
6 June 2008
2 June 2008
The Forum for African Women Educationalists will host its 7th General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, from 30 to 31 July. The theme of the General Assembly is ‘Advancing girls’ education: scaling up FAWE’s successful models’, and the presentation of FAWE’s 2008-2012 Strategic Plan will highlight how the organisation aims to leverage its strengths to achieve the replication and mainstreaming of its successful models for girls’ education in education systems across Sub Saharan Africa.
14 May 2008
25 April 2008
In recognition of its outstanding achievements and impact in obtaining access to education for over 12 million girls and women across sub-Saharan Africa, FAWE was awarded the 2008 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. The Kravis Prize, which carries a $250,000 award, honours extraordinary accomplishment and bold, visionary leadership in the non-profit sector.
14 April 2008