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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.

Burundi

BURUNDI


FAWE Burundi contact details

Coordinatrice: Madame Beatrice NIJEBARIKO
Présidente: Mme Thécla KABUYE

Avenue de la Mission No. 2, BP 6382
BUJUMBURA, Burundi
Tel; +257 244635
      +257 777 45 999 (mobile)
      + 257 799 90 088
 Fax: (257) 22-244634
Email: fawe-burundi@onatel.bi;beanijos2000@yahoo.fr 

Background:

Population (millions) 8.0
Population Growth Rate (%) 2.9
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    3.3   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 166/169


Education Status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    99       
       M    100       
       F    99
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    38       
       M    45       
       F    27
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    31       
       M    …       
       F     …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    26       
       M    …       
       %F    44
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.6       
       M    7.7   
       F    7.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    66       
       M    72       
       F    60   
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     22.3

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Capacity building for staff on gender analysis and mainstreaming
• Database on girls’ education and performance
• Commissioned studies on barriers to girls’ education
• Study on gender stereotypes in national curriculum

Community Advocacy
• Radio programmes on girls’ education
• Newsletter on girls’ issue – Tujijuke
• Award to best performing girls in the provinces

Interventions
HIV/AIDS

• FAWE’s regional pilot project on HIV/AIDS
• Stop AIDS Cubs established in secondary schools
• Sensitisation seminars for girls

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