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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.…


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.



FAWE Cameroon Contact details

Coordinatrice: Mme Isis, Ngo Binam Bikoi
Présidente Dr. Abossolo Monique

Immeuble Mah’dong Veronique, Rue No. Essos; BP 31222,
YAOUNDE - 13, Cameroun
Tel: (237) 222-11-47
      (237) 77686088
Cellphone: (237) 953-64-43 or 771-08-56
Fax: 222-18-73


Population (millions)         19.0
Population Growth Rate (%)     2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 131/169

Education Status:
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    68       
       M    77       
       F    60   
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    88       
       M    94       
       F    82
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    43   
       M    43       
       F    43
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    48       
       M    46       
       F     50
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    215       
       M    …       
       %F    39
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.6       
       M    8.8   
       F    8.4
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
    F/M 76

            M 84
    F 68   
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     17.0

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
  • With UNICEF, develop programme for education of nomads
  • Participated in development of the national PRSP Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
  • Trained in communication and project proposal
  • Took part in validating report on Gender Equality in Education


  • Empowerment activities
  • Organized interschool debates on gender issues
  • To-date 18 girls' clubs with 2550 members
  • Organized girls' Forum attended by 96 girls and 32 animators
  • Joined in radio programmes that helped explain FAWE’s mandate.
  • Started small scale income generating activities for girls.

Community Advocacy
Bulletin for girls' clubs
Roundtable on "Challenges to girls' education in the 3rd millennium


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