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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 Malawi contact details
Coordinator: Ms. Chitsulo Joyce
Chair: Mrs Hazel Manda

Address:FAWE Malawi Chapter (FAWEMA)
             Lilongwe Rural East District Education Offices,
             Old town, off roundabout past ESCOM,
             Between WICO & LADD
             P.O. Box 30886
             LILONGWE 3, Malawi
Tel/fax: (265) 1 750976
Mobile: 265 8335544
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Population (millions)             14.8
Population Growth Rate (%)         2.8
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    11.0
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 153/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    91       
       M    88       
       F    93
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    18       
       M    22       
       F    14
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    77       
       M    79       
       F    75
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    8.6       
       M    8.7   
       F    8.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    73       
       M    80   
       F    66                                        
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
* As a member of the Task Force on EFA, trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA National Action Plans
* FAWEMA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and CIDA worked on the revision and dissemination of the Re – Admission Policy Procedures.
* Participated in monitoring government education expenditure
* Influenced MoE to increase numbers of female teachers

Community Advocacy
• Implemented activities for girls' education week, Global Campaign for Education
• Involved in UNlCEF's Sara Communication Initiative
• Trained mothers' groups on economic advantages of girls' education
• Trained district education managers in gender sensitive teaching in health and nutrition
• Capacity building on gender issues for radio presenters

* 830 girls reached in 21 Girls’ clubs
* 900 girls and 330 boys empowered and 12 Tuseme clubs established
* 225 girls participated in Gender responsive SMT in 13 schools
* 55 girls in 19 schools awarded bursaries
* In collaboration with CCRECOM carried out community sensitization on impacts of violence against women and girls
* Project on feminine hygiene in child friendly schools as a way of reducing drop outs among girls
* Establishment of Mothers’ Groups
* Established FAWE clubs in Mzuzu University and Chancellor College




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