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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.

Swaziland

SWAZILAND

FAWE Swaziland contact details

Coordinator: Ms Khetsiwe Gladys Dlamini

Chair: Nonhlanhla A. Sukati

Address:FAWE Swaziland
             Temporary address: William Pitcher College
              P.O. Box A380,
              MANZINI, Swaziland
Tel: 0268 6074317
Email: phumied@yahoo.com;nasukati@swazinet.com;kututu@uniswa.sz

Background

Population (millions)                 1.1
Population Growth Rate (%)             1.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    25.9   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 121

Education status: 
  
Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    83       
       M    82       
       F    84
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    89       
       M    90       
       F     87
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    32       
       M    ...       
       F    38
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.3       
       M    9.2   
       F    9.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    87       
       M    87       
       F    86  


Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending): 21.6


Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008
FAWE's Action on the ground (2002- 2005)

Policy Advocacy

• Participated in development of EFA action plans
• Conducted a needs assessment survey of teenage mothers
• Participated in a review of laws affecting women
• Undertook assessment of gender responsiveness in policies of vocational and technological institutions

Community Advocacy
• Production of advocacy material for sensitization of various audiences on the importance of girls’ education: Newsletters, calendars, T-shirts, posters, stickers, brochures and fliers

• Production of radio programmes advocating against early marriages and traditional practices that hinder girls’ education
• Participation in Girls’ education day, International Women’s Day and Global Campaign for Education

Interventions
• Role model programme using women in science-based careers
• Awards to best performers in national examinations
• Attachment of female students to science based institutions
• Promoting learning of SMT among girls
• Study results on girls' participation in SMT disseminated for mainstreaming in curriculum
• Counselling and sensitisation on HIV/AIDS
• HIV/AIDS education and support for the infected and affected
• Bursaries for girls from very needy backgrounds

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