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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.



 Coordinator:  Ms Roman Degefa

Chair: Mme Wizo Melkam Alemu

Address:FAWE Ethiopia Chapter
             22 Mazoria, Behind Zurga Building, Djibouti Road
             P. O. Box 20882 Code 1000
             ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
Tel Nos. (251)-11-6180260,  251- 11-6180261 and (251)-11-6180269, (251)-11-6511317
Fax: (251)-11-6290586
 Mobile No.  (251)- 911-453554,  (251)-911-425365


Population (millions)             80.7
Population Growth Rate (%)         2.6
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    …
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 157

Education Status
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    78       
       M    81       
       F    75
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    88       
       M    88       
       F    89
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    229       
       M    …       
       %F    48
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.0       
       M    6.2   
       F    3.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F        36   
       M        50   
       F        23
Out-of- school   
       M/F (Total)    2,666   
       M        1226   
       F        1440

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     23.3
Public Education spending (% of GDP)             6

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE'S action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
*  Active member of the EFA national movement
* Trained a country core group to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPs
* Research towards policy for access to quality NEE for out-of-school girls
* Gender based study on Curriculum and Institutional culture in 7 College of Teacher Education contributed to the review of CTE curricula

Community Advocacy
• Produces a chapter newsletter, Timmar
• FAWE award for Media Excellence
• Agathe Uwilingiyamana Award for innovative achievements in female education
Chapter advanced their advocacy through Radio Fana and weekly newspapers


• FAWE'S regional pilot project on HIV/AIDS
• ADVANCE Africa project on HIV/AIDS
• Has a strong bursary scheme. In 2002, benefited 1380 girls in 28 schools
• Effective bursary committees in these schools
• Organizes fundraising activities to replenish the bursary kitty
• Mentoring programme using professional women as role models Girls programmes
• Research on education of girls with disabilities
• Plans underway  to start a Centre of Excellence


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