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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

Jan. 10, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"About 3.5 million children are out of school, 75% of them girls" (para 8). "Just 5% of the province's 50,000 school-aged girls make it to sixth grade" (para 15).
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Despite free education, the ratio of school attendees is 92.1 percent for men and 76.4 percent for women" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"A relatively high proportion of women and men have some secondary education or more: 36% of women and 41% of men. There is little difference by sex in the median years of education completed (4.2 versus 4.5)" (13). "Urban residents are much more likely to have completed secondary school than rural residents: among women in urban households, 22% have completed secondary school or have higher education compared with 4% of women in rural households. Men in urban areas are also more likely than men in rural areas (19% versus 4%) to have completed secondary school" (13). "The net attendance ratio for primary school is 83%, and there is little difference ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

According to the table entitled "Mongolia" 85 percent of boys are enrolled in secondary education and 88 percent of girls are enrolled in secondary education (table).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment). At 3:54 Razia says "If I’d stayed in my village I would still be studying. I would be in Class 8. There, for schooling no money is required. Here, without money no one can go to school. If the girls can’t go to school, they still make an effort for the boys" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 4:12 of the video Razia's dad says "When we came to Dhaka we ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Female farmers, fishers and herbalists of riverine villages relied on fresh water not only for their businesses and livelihoods, but also to perform daily tasks. Take something as simple as doing laundry. Women who previously [before the oil spill caused by militant groups] washed clothes by the river now have to collect rainwater in buckets to do their washing, stretching this task several hours. In other words, instead of spending time doing work that could earn them money or going to school, or participating in a job training program, women now spend the greater part of their day sourcing food, water and tending to sick children and relatives. Water contamination ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"Ms. Nehad AbolKomsan, ECWR [Egyptian Center for Women's Rights] Chairwoman, believes that these statements [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for university and vocational school students] are incitement to violence against large segments of young women, as the number of young women enrolled in the Egyptian universities reaches 1688770, amounting to 50.14% and the number of girls enrolled in vocational schools reaches 709370, amounting to 44.5%.According to the international conventions and United Nations’ decisions ratified by Egypt; This [MPs calling for mandatory virginity testing for female university and vocational school students] is a gross violation of human rights and incitement to violence against a large segment of population up to ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"Another approach [to support formal education for girls], equally successful, was the distribution of menstrual 'cups' to adolescent girls in Nepal under the Menstruation and Education in Nepal Project. Such cups—small reusable silicone receptacles that can be inserted in the vaginal canal to collect menstrual blood and emptied after a period of 12 hours—are discreet. They facilitate the mobility of young women and allow school attendance during menstruation (Oster and Thornton 2009)"(49)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Take-home rations for pupils can be particularly effective in improving girls’ school enrollment. This strategy was used in Afghanistan, where the gender parity index (the enrollment of girls in schools as compared to boys) remains very low, at 0.35 in 2008 (WFP 2012, p. 32). There has been significant improvement since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, but cultural and religious norms, lack of separate sanitation facilities, and security concerns continue to have strong effects"(62)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Mexico

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family"(53)
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"3.5 million Afghan girls are attending schools/Madrassas across the country. Based on figures from the Afghan Ministry of Education, there are currently 8.5mn students, 170,000 teachers and about 16,000 schools" (para 2-3).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"'With over 50 percent of our university graduates being female, we will continue to develop their talents, invest in their productive capabilities and enable them to strengthen their future and contribute to the development of our society and economy'" (para 18).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"...women’s access to education has increased dramatically since the fall of the Taleban in 2001" (para 7).
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan

"Where discriminatory social norms exist, they can be displaced only by the requirements of equal treatment imposed under legislation providing women be fully informed about their rights and of the advantages of asserting them. Yet, the illiteracy of many poor rural women, their almost complete lack of legal literacy, and language barriers make achievement of these goals difficult"(25-26)
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"The Pakistan province of Punjab, the largest and wealthiest province of the country, introduced a female school stipend program in 2004. This was part of a broader program inaugurated in 2003, the Punjab Education Sector Reform Program (PESRP)...The female stipend component was launched in 15 of the 34 provincial districts, chosen on the basis of their low literacy rate. Benefiting girls receive a stipend amounting to slightly more than the average cost of schooling. Receipt of benefits is conditional on a girl’s enrollment in grade 6, 7, or 8 in a government girls school in a target district, and on her maintenance of class attendance on at least 80% of ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to a recent assessment of the program [Cambodia Emergency Food Assistance Program], 22,756 female headed households benefited from free rice distribution (around 12,000 tons of rice was distributed during the food lean period of late Oct/early Nov 2008); 31,555 girls benefited from a school feeding program; 5,510 girls were awarded scholarships; 6,453 female-headed households had access to a food-for-work program; 127 female volunteer teachers for the early childhood learning centers had access to a monthly rice grant"(56)
Nov. 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka

"Tamil women on tea plantations in Sri Lanka, who are the majority of tea pickers, evidence high rates of illiteracy and lack of numeracy skills. Customarily, the husband or a male kin collects their daily payment at weighing time, with little of it accessed by the woman worker (Nandini Gunewardena, personal communication"(46)
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Countries: Laos

"In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic—where girls’ enrollment can be very low, particularly in rural areas and within some ethnic groups—pupils receive a take-home family ration of canned fish, rice, and iodized salt as an incentive for parents to send them to school. Though both girls and boys benefit, the effect on girls’ attendance has been most significant because of girls’ lower enrollment rate. From 2002 to 2008, enrollment rates in primary schools benefiting from the program increased from 60% to 88% for boys and from 53% to 84% for girls (WFP 2012, p. 49)"(62)
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Indeed, a major reason why girls’ enrollment in schools is generally lower than that of boys is because of the incentives parents face. Girls who remain at home spend a significant amount of their time at work, particularly on domestic chores, care of siblings, and agricultural labor. Girls are thus seen as more valuable at home than boys, and the opportunity costs of sending girls to schools are higher. This was confirmed by a survey in northern India (The PROBE Team 1999)"(61)."A study was conducted of 81 schools in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Karnataka, where mid-day meal schemes were introduced in 2002 following an order by the ...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In Bangladesh, the Female Secondary School Assistance Project (FSSAP) was launched in 1993 with the support of the International Development Association (IDA), ADB, and the governments of Bangladesh and Norway in order to overcome these obstacles [such as girls substituting for their mothers in performing house work]. The second phase commenced in 2002, covering one-quarter of rural Bangladesh and now benefiting almost 1 million girls across the country in more than 6,000 schools (Ambler et al. 2007). FSSAP provides a stipend to girls who agree to delay marriage until they complete secondary education, at a total cost to the program of about $121 per year per girl. The results have ...more
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Malawi

"In Malawi, the introduction of take-home rations of 12.5 kg of maize per month for girls and orphans attending at least 80% of school days led to a 37.7% rise of girls’ enrollment (WFP 2012, p. 52)"(62)
Oct. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less. Education levels are especially low in Ahmedabad, where 60 per cent of the all-female sample has never been to school" (11). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru ...more
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Like many women, I always thought that after university and finding some financial stability, I would marry and have children"(para 2)."Conceiving soon after marriage is highly glorified in Afghan society. Women continuously quit their jobs or drop out of schools because of the societal pressure to prove they are able to have babies soon after marriage"(para 7)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Afghani was born in Kabul in 1974, a few years before the Soviet invasion of the country. When she was only a few months old, she contracted polio, which left one of her legs disabled. But for Afghani the disability became a blessing in disguise. Her family was conservative and did not approve of education for girls. Her sisters played outside, but Afghani was not able to; she became easily bored and spent her days crying. Finally, at the suggestion of her doctor, her father enrolled her in first grade"(para 5)
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Most girls have had no schooling" (22).
July 26, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"Other reasons [for high rates of child marriage] are high levels of violence against women as well as low school attendance and therefore low education levels for girls" (para 4).
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru

According to Table 1, 76% of Peruvian young men are enrolled in secondary school and 77% of Peruivan young women are enrolled in secondary school (1)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is...concerned at: The wide gender gap in higher education enrolment, particularly at universities and graduate schools, as well as in fields of studies that are traditionally male-dominated, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics; The large proportion of women who pursue higher education without completing their four-year university studies, which places them at a disadvantage in the labour market" (10)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In Table 4.1 it shows that the percent of women with a bachelor’s degree or higher, aged 25 and older in 2013 was 29.7% (125)