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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 Mali contact details
Coordinatrice: Madame Kadiatou BABY MAIGA
Présidente: SAMASSEKOU Kankou TRAORE.
Address:Antenne Nationale de FAWE Mali
             Immeuble MEME-ABK5, Hamdallaye ACI, B.P.E. 1366,
             BAMAKO, Mali
Tel: (223) 2293619
Tel. No. Residence (223) 220-8725
Mobile: 223-641-3768


Population (millions)                 12.7
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.4
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)    1.0   
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 160/169

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    73       
       M    79       
       F    66
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    68       
       M    71       
       F    65
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    70       
       M    72       
       F    68
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    89       
       M    …       
       F    41
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    3.9       
       M    4.7   
       F    3.1
Adult Literacy Rate (%)
       M/F    26       
       M    35   
       F    18
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 17.4

Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Trained a core team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA NAPs
• A member of the national EFA Board
• Participated in development of EFA NAP.
• Participated in USAID course on resource mobilization

Community Advocacy
• In 2001, implemented its 3rd Girls' Education day " Radio and television shows on girls' education
• Articles on girls' issues in national papers

  • Administers a bursary scheme for girls
  • Supports a vocational training centre for out-of-school girls in Makandiana village
  • Tuseme extended to many schools through Partnership with Plan WARO
  • FAWE's regional pilot project on HIV


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