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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.

Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO

Fawe Burkina Faso contact details
Coordinatrice: Madame LAMIZANA / SANFO Absétou
Présidente: Mme Elisabeth Tiemtore

Address: FAWE Burkina Faso, 06 BP 9109
Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso
Tel. (226) 50 366268;
Fax (226) 50 366268;
Email: afed@cenatrin.bf;elisabetiem@yahoo.com, sanfo_a@yahoo.fr
NC Mobile: (226) 788-376-42

Background:

Population (millions)                 15.2
Population Growth Rate (%)             3.4
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.2
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 161/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    63       
       M    67       
       F    59
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    53       
       M    52   
       F    55
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    49       
       M    52       
       F    45
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    7.2       
       M    0.1       
       F    0.1
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    9.5       
       M    9.4
       F    7.6
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    26       
       M    …       
       F    49
   
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending)     …
   
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE’S Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Conducted national campaign for EFA
• Collaborates with MoE on accelerating EFA
• With NGOs plan implementation of 10 years basis education development plan
• Trained 15 chapter Executive Committee members on gender and education

Community Advocacy
• Celebrate International Women’s Day
• Organize girls’ education day
• Sensitisation of traditional chiefs and religious leaders
• FAWE Award for media Excellence – 2001
• Gender sensitisation of teachers
• Chapter newsletter on girls’ issues – Info Clubs AFED

Interventions
  • FAWE regional pilot programme on HIV/AIDS
  • Vocational training for out-of school adolescent girls (159 girls in 2001
  • Training Centre for NFE literacy classes for 9-15 year old girls
  • Centre of Excellence at Dipeo Primary School, Burkina Faso
  • Mainstreaming of FEMSA best practices
  • Interschool competitions on SMT subjects
  • Uniform and school bags for 200 poor girls
  • Bursaries for girls (53 girls in 2001)
  • Monitor girls’ activities
  • Mothers’ clubs in different districts



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