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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.



FAWEMadagascar contact details
Coordinatrice:  Ms Amarente Norolalao Ranerason
Présidente: S.E Mme Toto Raharimalala Marie Lydia
Address:Antenne Nationale FAWE Madagascar
             Logt 523 Cité Ampefiloha; BP 1489
             ANTANANARIVO 101, Madagascar
Tel. (261) 331251447
Skype: amyranera
Facebook: amy Rahantanirina

Population (millions)                 19.1
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.7
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    0.2
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 135/169

Education Status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    98       
       M    98       
       F    99
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    34       
       M    34       
       F    34
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    60       
       M    61       
       F     59
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    33       
       M    …       
       F    36
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.0       
       M    7.3   
       F    6.8
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        71   
       M        77
       F        65

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 13.4

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground:

Policy Advocacy
Capacity building for Chapter members in financial and database management

  • Empowerment activities
  • Project on facilitation of acquisition of birth certificates - a requirement for accessing primary education

Community Advocacy
  • Radio and television programmes on girls' education


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