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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.

Liberia

LIBERIA

FAWE Liberia contact details

Coordinator: Ms. Winifred Deline

Chair: Dr. Evelyn Kandakar

Address:FAWE Liberia Chapter
             YWCA Compound
              Congo Town, Liberia
Tel. (231) 6424918 Mob: 231 6424918 Winifred
Email: liberiafawe@yahoo.com ; wwdeline@yahoo.com


Background

Population (millions)             3.7
Population Growth Rate (%)         4.1
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.5
Human development Index (HDI) Rank:     162/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
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Primary Completion Rate (%)
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Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
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Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
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Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    7.5           
       M    7.0       
       F    8.0
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F        58   
       M        63
       F        53
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 12.1

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Community Advocacy
• Advocating for EFA through street parades
• Launch of new FAWE branches
• Community sensitisation in Grand Cape Mount

Interventions
•Combating Poverty
•Scholarships for needy girls
• Counselling training for teachers in 15 schools
• Provision of books to girls in 15 schools
• Launch of girls' clubs in Montserrado
• Production of operational manual for girls' clubs
• Upgrading of Kendeja School

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