Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

  • A Advocate
  • I Implementer
  • N Network
  • R Researcher

Description

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a membership-based pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation that operates through 34 National Chapters in 33 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to promote girls’ and women’s education in line with Education for All (EFA). The organisation's members include female ministers of education, university vice-chancellors, education policy-makers, researchers, gender specialists and human rights activists. FAWE's vision is that gender disparities in education will be significantly reduced and more girls will have access to education, complete their studies and perform well at all levels. FAWE's mission is to work, together with its partners, to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices that promote equity for girls in terms of access, retention, performance and education quality, by influencing the transformation of education systems in Africa. FAWE's goal is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Networking/Convening
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - policy analysis

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

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Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Country offices

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Contacts

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Benin
  • Burundi
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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