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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.

Guinea

GUINEA
FAWE Guinea contact details

Coordinatrice: Ms Madeleine Maka Kaba

Présidente: Mme Hadja Albertine Fadiga

Addres:Forum des Educatrices de Guinée (FEG),
           Foyer de la jeune fille Face Centrale électrique Tombo, Commune de Kaloum, B.P. 3864,
           CONAKRY, Guinée
Tel: (224) 60-55-57-61/63 35 62 25
Email: fawegui@yahoo.fr

Background

Population (millions)                 9.8
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.3
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.3
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 164/169

Socio-Economic Context


Education Staus:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    71       
       M    76       
       F    66
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    …   
       M    …       
       F    …
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    31       
       M    34       
       F    26
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    11       
       M    …       
       F    43
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.9       
       M    6.7   
       F    5.1
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        38   
       M        50   
       F        26


Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 19.2

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground Demonstrating what works

Policy Advocacy

* Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
*  In committee of National Operators in Literacy
* Contributed to strategies for improving equity in higher education
* Sensitise stakeholders on establishment of "parents' schools."
* In country's World Fund Committee on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Inteventions
Combating Poverty through provision of bursariesfor girls supported through EDDI.

Improving girls' academic performance
• Women's literacy programmes
• In-service for 1700 teachers in gender responsive teaching
• Centre of Excellence at Linsan, Guinea

•Empowerment activitiesby starting remedial classes for 1600 girl candidates
• Training on culture of peace
•Promoting learning of SMT among girls
• Training of Chapter members on HIV/AIDS
• Organized a girls' conference on HIV/AIDS


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