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Forum for African Women Educationalists

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is an African nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in Nairobi, Kenya, with the goal of advancing the education and overall opportunities of African women. FAWE was developed in 1992 by five women serving as ministers of education from several African countries including Fay Chung of Zimbabwe, Simone Testa from the Seychelles, Paulette Moussavon-Missambo of Gabon, Alice Tiendrebengo representing Burkina Faso, and Vida Yeboah from Ghana. Pan-African in scope, the mission of FAWE is to promote the education of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. Creating FAWE evolved following a series of pivotal global conferences and initiatives such as the United Nation's Women's Decade Conference (1985), the World Declaration on Education for All (1990), the Convention on the Rights of ...

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