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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 Senegal contact details
Coordinatrice: Madame Adama MBENGUE
Présidente: Mme Mame Bousso Samb DIACK

Address:FAWE Sénégal
             23 Rue Calmette; BP 6646
             DAKAR, Sénégal
Tel: (221) 33-822-4177
Skype: mdeyacarine

Population (millions)                 12.2
Population Growth Rate (%)             2.6
HIV Prevalence Rate, ages 15-49 (%)     0.9
Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 144

Education status:
Primary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    73       
       M    72       
       F    94
Primary Completion Rate (%)
       M/F    36       
       M    36       
       F    35
Secondary Net Enrollment Rate (%)
       M/F    62   
       M    65       
       F    58
Vocational and Technical (% of secondary enrolment) (%)
       M/F    35       
       M    …       
       F    53
Tertiary Gross Enrollment Ratio (%)
       M/F    5.1       
       M    5.8   
       F    4.5
Adult Literacy Rate (%)   
       M/F        42   
       M        52   
       F        33
Financing of education
Public Education Spending (% of Government Spending) 19.0
Source: World Bank Education Statistics. Last updated April 2008

FAWE's Action on the ground

Policy Advocacy
• Signed an agreement with Ministry of Education to jointly support efforts to promote girls' education
• Trained in gender analysis and mainstreaming
• Trained a core country team to ensure gender mainstreaming in EFA National Action Plans

Community Advocacy
• Trained journalists
• Established a project on media coverage of education

• Provision of books, bags and other learning materials for girls to improve their academei perfomance
• Workshop to establish girls' clubs of excellence
• Centre of Excellence at Diourbel Senegal
Girls’ empowerment throughTuseme clubs
Workshops to sensitise youth on HIV/AIDS and STDs


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