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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.

Ghana

GHANA

FAWE Ghana contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Juliana Osei

Chair: Ms.  Esi Sutherland-Addy

Address:FAWE Ghana Chapter
             Near FAWE FM 105.9, Fotobi (Nsawam- Aburi Road), Eastern Region Accra,
             P.O. Box CN 1217, Cantoments,
             ACCRA, Ghana
Tel. (233)-21-81-91460 mobile: (233) 24 249523975 Juliana
E-mail:faweghana@gmail.com
Website:http://www.faweghana.org 

Background:
Population (millions)                 23.3
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.1
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.8
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 130/169

Education status:
Adult Literacy Rate 

Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F     77       
       M    76       
       F    77   
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F   ...      
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    98       
       M    97       
       F    98
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    67       
       M    …       
       F    46
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.9       
       M    8.1   
       F    7.8
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F    66   
       M    72   
       F    59
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
• Production of songs and dance as advocacy tools
• Audiovisual mobile van for gender awareness in rural areas
• Television/radio talks on girls' education
• Community libraries

Interventions
• Survey of schoolgirls knowledge of HIV/AIDS
• Disseminate study results on girls' sexual maturation

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