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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 Gabon contact details

Présidente: Mme Julienne Pélagie Likassa

             B. P.3076
             LIBREVILLE, Gabon
Tel:+241 775358/ +241 07399623

Population (millions)                 1.4
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.8
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.2   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 93/169

Education Status:

Adult Literacy Rate  (%)
       M/F    87   
       M    91   
       F    83   
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    84       
       M    88   
       F    80
Primary Completion Rate (%) (Figures for 2005)
       M/F    …   
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …   
       F    …
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    67       
       M    …       
       F    46
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.7       
       M    9.8   
       F    9.8

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)    …

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
Pushed for integration of gender during development of EFA NAPs in MoE workshops

Community Advocacy
• Launched a media campaign on girls education
• Established four chapter committees for girls


• Training of peer educators in life skills
• Sensitisation and training for communities and girl leaders on HIV/AIDS
• Sensitisation of girls in five education institutions using "FAWE Tree of Life"
• Counselling of girls through animation
• Commissioned Association of Midwives of Gabon to counsel schoolgirls on RH issues


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