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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 Tanzania contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Neema Kitundu

Chair: Mrs. Winfrida Rutaindurwa ()

Address:FAWE Tanzania Chapter, Posta House Building
             1st Floor Room No. 102 Ohio Street/Ghana Avenue
             P.O. Box 63319
             DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Tel: (255) 222-2122871
Fax: N/A
Email: /
Skype: fawetz


Population (millions)                 39.5
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.5
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    5.6
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 148

Educaton Status:
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Primary Completion Rate (%)
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Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
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Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
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Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    1.4       
       M    2.0       
       F     0.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F     69   
       M    78       
       F    62

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 27.5

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground
Policy Advocacy 
• Trained a country core group in gender mainstreaming EFA NAPs
• Monitoring of gender responsiveness in implementation of PEDP
• Worked with Ministry of Education to institute gender responsive curriculum and teaching methodologies
• Developed a gender management training manual

Community Advocacy
• Lobbying activities on gender issue within Ministry of Education
• Procession in Arusha in support of girls’ education during EDEA Biennial
• Gender sensitisation programmes targeting villages, government and civic department


  • Bursaries for poor girls transiting to secondary schools
  • Established 22 Tuseme club sand 12 FEMSA clubs in 34 schools
  • Implemented an international Labour Organization (ILO) child labour project
  • Remedial classes improved performance at the COE
  • Community participation in curbing dropout of girls at COE
  • Chapter joined Tanzania Educational Network (TEN/MET) and formed coalition to facilitate the Global Campaign for Education week
  • Chapter participated in trucking funds disbursed by government for schools.
  • Promoting learning of SMT among girls
  • Workshop for education officials on SMT best practices
  • Establishment of Tuseme clubs
  • Collaboration with civic councillors leading to financial support of the centre of excellence.


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