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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 Zimbabwe contact details
Coordinator: Lydia Madyirapanze

Chair: Mrs. Irene Mkondo

Address:FAWE Zimbabwe
             Curriculum Development Unit Complex
             Corner Brighton and Upper East Road
             First Floor 254
             P.O. Box MP 1058
             Mount Pleasant
             HARARE, Zimbabwe

Tel: +263 4 307793, +263 772 244 940

Population (millions)                 12.4
Population Growth Rate (%)             0.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    14.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 169

Education status:

Primary Net Enrolment Rate (%))
       M/F    90       
       M    89       
       F    91
Primary Completion Rate (%)
    M/F    ...   
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Secondary Net Enrolment Rate (%)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...   
       F     ...
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment)
       M/F    ...       
       M    ...       
       F    ...
Tertiary Gross Enrolment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.9       
       M    9.8   
       F    9.9
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        91   
       M        94   
       F        89

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

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008


Policy Advocacy

• Participated in review of gender responsiveness of EFA National Plan of Action
• Participated in review of Girls’ Education National Strategic Plan
• Participated in National Review of the Social Sector on Health, Education and Social Services.
• Participated in development of action plans for implementing Zimbabwe’s gender policy

Community Advocacy
• Coordinated production and airing of “Be In School Radio Campaigns” in Zaka, Buhera, Chegutu and Gokwe regions. 50 children taken back to school as a result of the campaign
• Observed International Women’s Day, Global Campaign For Education, Day of the African Child, World Teachers’ Day and National AIDS Week annually through activities that promote girls’ education
• Production and distribution of videotapes, radio programmes, banners, posters, calendars and other advocacy material on girls’ education
• Trained girls to Girls’ Club leaders / teachers better equip to effectively monitor club activities.
• Developed and printed 5000 Girls’ Education Resource Kit for use in girls’ clubs


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