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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.…

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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.

Uganda

UGANDA

FAWE Uganda contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Christine Semambo Sempebwa

Address:FAWE Uganda Chapter
             Plot 328, Maguluhane Bukoto 
             P O Box 24117
             KAMPALA, Uganda
Tel.  (256) 414-252258
Email:
Website: www.faweuganda.org


Background:
Population (millions)                 31.6
Population Growth Rate (%)             3.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    6.5
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 143

Education Status:
      
Primary Gross Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    97       
       M    96       
       F    98
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …       
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    61       
       M    63       
       F     60
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    57       
       M    …       
       F    43
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.7       
       M    8.9   
       F    8.6
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    75       
       M    82       
       F    67
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 18.9

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Members of Ministry of Education National Task Force on gender
* Actively participated and influenced the drafting of the Ministry of Education and Sports   gender policy 
• Participated in the review of by-laws for children’s protection
• Reviewed FEMS a guidelines for integration into EFA NAPs
• Trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPS
• Strong links with Ministry of Education in EFA gender mainstreaming
• Strong links with Ministry of Education in Education Sector review/Dissemination of re-entry policy for teenage mothers

Community Advocacy
* Campaigned and lobbied govt to recruit more female science teachers.
* Sensitized and trained teachers in gender responsive pedagogy.
• Radio campaigns on girls’ education
• Program of role models for enhancement of girls’ education and documented it as best practice for influencing the education of girls.
• Awareness creation and mobilization of local communities to support and promote girls’ education
• FAWE Uganda is a member and Co-chair of the UNGEI Advisory Committee (UUAC)
• The Chapter is actively involved in the Global Campaign for Education

Interventions

•Bursary scheme over 2,500 pupils benefit annually
• Life skills training and mentoring programmes for  both girls and boys
• Girls and boys mentored by both peer mentors and adult mentors and inspired to work hard and achieve better results.
• Supports Child mothers with practical and entrepreneur skills for their survival and their family.
• Participated in launch of Girls’ Education movement (GEM)
• Trained 73 teachers in 14 schools on life skills teaching methodologies through use of SARA Communications
• Twinning best performing urban schools with poor rural schools through sharing of best practices

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