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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.

Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE
FAWE Mozambique contact details

Chair: Her Excellency Graça Machel
Ms. Francisca M. Costa Nobre
Address:FAWEMO Management Committee Coordinator
             FAWE Moçambique
             Rua Vila Namuali – 109
             Malhangalene
             MAPUTO, Mozambique
Tel:(258) 21 21419051
Fax: (258) 21419051
Mobile: 0823819350
Email: fnobre@2001@yahoo.com

Background
Population (millions)                 22.3
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    11.5
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 165

Education Status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    80       
       M    82       
       F    77
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    37       
       M    38   
       F    34
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    59       
       M    56       
       F     60
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    29       
       M    ...       
       F    31
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.0       
       M    7.8   
       F    6.2
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    54       
       M    70       
       F    40

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) ...
       
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWEMO's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
FAWEMO has participated in the review of major national education policies for gender responsiveness:
* Influenced the formulation and implementation of national policy to allow pregnant girls to remain in school
* Influenced mainstreaming gender into the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education
* Participated in the review of implementation of the national Poverty Reduction Strategy
* Research on policies in girls’ education in Mozambique
* Research on challenges to girls in education in Nampula, Zambézia and Gaza Provinces

Community Advocacy
• Regular column on girls' education issues in national paper
• Training in media relations for NGOs working in basic education
• Meetings held to sensitize parliamentarians on gender and education and girls’ rights;
• Production of articles for radio, TV and newspapers to advocate for girls’ education rights, protection of girls’ against HIV/AIDS and child labour
• Participated in organization and implementation of annual Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
• Development of a position paper on violence against girls in education which was formally presented to Parliamentarians.

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