The Forum for African Women Educationalists – Malawi Chapter – (FAWEMA) is a registered non- governmental organization, which brings together women educationalists in order to support and promote girls’ and women’s education in Malawi. The Chapter was established in 1993 and was registered in March 2001 under the Trustees Incorporation Act, 1962.

FAWEMA is a national Chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) whose secretariat is in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a non–political, voluntary, charitable, non-sectarian, non-profit making and does not discriminate against any person in terms of race, age, creed, colour, nationality or religious persuasion. 

Vision: Gender parity in education i.e. to enable girls and women to exploit their full potential in order to effectively contribute towards community and national development.

Mission: To promote gender equity and quality education in Malawi through policy advocacy, implementation of gender responsive programmes and removal of negative social norms in partnership with stakeholders.


To sensitize and work with government, non – governmental organizations and other stakeholders in  an effort to advance girls’ education and women’s empowerment through education.


The objectives of FAWEMA include;

  • To influence policy formulation, planning and implementation in favor of increasing access, improving retention, performance and achievement of girls in school.
  • To build public awareness and consensus on social and economic advantages of girls’ education through advocacy.
  • To demonstrate, through interventions on the ground, how to achieve increased access, improved retention and better performance.
  • To influence replication and mainstreaming of best practices from demonstrative interventions into broader national education policy and practice.
  • To strengthen the capacity of the chapter for effective implementation of the FAWEMA mandate at the grass roots level.

The FAWEMA Annual Report for the year 2011 to 2012 is out. For more information click here
The FAWEMA Annual Report for 2010 to 2011 can also be accessed by clicking here