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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 Namibia contact details

Coordinator:Acting Coordinator Rauha Haufiki

Chair: Ms. Claudia Uazembua Tjikuua.

Address:FAWE Namibia (FAWENA)
             Ministry of Education
             Luther Street,
             Government Office Park
             1st Floor, Room 110
             Private Bag 13186
             WINDHOEK, Namibia, 9000
Tel. (264) 61 2933143
Fax: (264) 61 2933142
Rauha’s mobile: 264 81 2853412


Population (millions)                 2.1
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.9
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    13.1   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 105

Education status:
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    89   
       M    87       
       F    91
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    78       
       M    76       
       F     79
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.3       
       M    9.1   
       F    9.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F     88   
       M    89   
       F    88

Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 22.4

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWENA's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
  • Participated in the review of MoE- Policy on Promotion of grade 1-9 and grade 11
  • Participated in the review ofCompulsory compensatory teaching (2006)
  • Participated in the review of Policy on grade 10 repeaters (2008).
  • Carried out research on the implementation of re-entry policy for teenage mothers in 5 regions in Namibia

Community Advocacy
Extensive use of print and electronic media including banners, car stickers, t-shirts, brochure, radio, television, talk shows, newspapers, calendars and community meetings focusing on:
  • Re-entry policy for teenage mothers
  • Violence against girls in schools
  • Education of girls, especially among the nomadic Sun communities


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