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April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Key findings: . . . The net attendance ratio drops from 76% in primary schools to 23% in secondary schools. Girls are more likely to attend primary school than boys, whereas there are no major differences by gender in secondary school attendance" (page 21). "Overall, about 1 in 4 females (24%) age 6 and older have no formal education, compared with about 1 in 5 males (19%). However, once girls and boys enter school, their completion rates are similar. One in 3 females and 1 in 3 males have completed primary school (32%), 7-8% of females and males have completed secondary education, and 1-2% of females and males have completed ...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Half of respondents have completed primary school (50% of women and 48% of men), but never continued on to secondary school. Women are less likely than men to attend any secondary schooling (23% of women and 28% of men have attended secondary or higher level). Women are also less likely to attend any school (15% of women have no education compared with 8% of men), and less likely to attend primary school without completing it (12% of women and 16% of men) (Tables 3.2.1 and 3.2.2). Trends: The median number of school years completed has increased from 5.1 to 6.5 years among women and from 6.1 to 6.5 among men ...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The education system continues to display considerable disparities related to gender, geographical area and place of residence. In 2011-2012, gross enrolment ratio (GER) at the national level was 81.1 among boys and 78.1 per cent among girls" (10). "Revealing an imbalance between boys and girls from the very beginning of the education system, the primary education gross admission rate (GAR) was 86.9 per cent for boys and 84.4 per cent for girls (with a 2.6 point difference) in the 2010-2011 school year and 93.2 per cent for boys and 92.3 per cent for girls (with a 0.9 point difference) in the 2012-2013 school year. A similar trend has characterized the ...more
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"However, it notes that, women nevertheless remain underrepresented in the Federal National Council and in the judiciary and that, while they account for 71.6 per cent of university students, they represent only 15 per cent of faculty members" (pg 8).
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Around 5,000 Afghan girls were enrolled in school in 2001. In 2011, there were 2.4 million, a 480-fold increase...In 2009 approximately 22% – around 446,682 – of female students were considered longterm absentees. The percentage of girls in universities is increasing year by year. In 2006, girls formed 20% which reached to 22% in 2007 and 24.8% in 2009" (Pg 6). "The total number of students in grades 1-12 is 7,381,331 and 2,749,553 of them are girls" (Pg 7). "'We still have 1.2 million girls of school age who do not have access to schools,' said Catherine Mbengue, UNICEF Country Representative in Afghanistan (Pg 8).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Rates of enrolment of Kuwaiti females at all stages of education, particularly secondary and higher education, are higher than those for males" (9). ". Indeed, we find that enrolment of females exceeds that of males in both general and higher education, at 52 per cent and 66 per cent, respectively" (20). "The indicator of equality which measures the number of girls per 100 boys confirms a marked increase from 98 in 1991 to 112 in 2012" (20). "In 2014, there were 2,643 female students studying in 19 countries around the world" (21).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"While the Committee recognizes the high level of investment in education by the State party, it notes with concern the absence of data disaggregated by age, ethnicity and social status on the access of girls to education, in particular girls’ enrolment, completion and dropout rates at all levels of education" (9).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that the State party has achieved parity in primary and secondary education" (7).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: (a) The lower completion rate of girls at the primary level compared with that of boys, their considerably lower enrolment and retention rates at the secondary and tertiary levels and in vocational education, and the insufficient use of temporary special measures in this regard; . . . (c) High dropout rates among girls, especially in rural areas, as a result of child marriages and early pregnancies" (page 8).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"For 2012, the rate of school attendance nationwide was 34 per cent for males and 29.5 per cent for females, which in total amounted to 1,847,763 persons attending a formal education establishment" (37).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about...The continued low enrolment rate of girls, at all levels of education, owing to stereotypes and cultural barriers regarding access by women and girls to education" (11).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"About 76 per cent of girls and 66 per cent of boys who began upper secondary education in 2008 completed their university admission certification or professional qualification within five years" (38). "Women now account for 60 per cent of students in higher education" (39).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The net enrolment rates of girls increased at high rates compared to the enrolment rates for boys. The net enrolment rate for girls in primary education during 2015 was 98.67 per cent compared to 84.28 per cent in 2008, an increase of 14.38 per cent. The net enrolment rate for boys in primary education during 2015 was 97.17 per cent compared to 85.46 per cent in 2008, an increase of 11.71 per cent. The net enrolment rate for girls in middle school during 2015 was 91.37 per cent compared to 67.5 per cent in 2008, an increase of 23.78 per cent. The net enrolment rate for boys in middle school ...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Between 2013 and 2016, the INEA saw more than 529,000 women and 189,000 men become literate, and more than 1.8 million women and 1.3 million men finished their initial, primary or secondary schooling; in addition, 112666 elderly adults finished some level of basic education, 61.5% of the total. In the same way, of the indigenous population, 3608 women of 65 or more years of age finished basic education, 80.7% of the total. Regarding the literacy of elderly persons, 66.2% (88144) were women; of the total of indigenous elderly persons who became literate, 80.4% (6733) were women. Through the Special Certification Program that INEA operates, in the first semester of 2016, ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Sri Lanka has made progress in achieving gender equality at all levels of education. The ratio of girls to boys ‘enrolment has increased at all levels, and has reached the target of 100 per cent in secondary schools" (19). "In Universities, female students are a majority in most streams — Arts 76.7 per cent; Education 85.2 per cent; Law 50.9 per cent ; Management and Commerce 55.1 per cent; Science 58.5 per cent; Agriculture 61.9 per cent; Medicine 55.8 per cent; Dental Surgery 63.5 per cent; Veterinary medicine 64.4 per cent; Architecture 51.7 per cent; Indigenous medicine 76.6 per cent Para medical 78.1 per cent, totalling to 64 per cent ...more
March 6, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[Women] are also more likely to be college graduates than men" (para 6).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"For example in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, the number of candidates grew by 3.4 per cent from 811,930 in 2012 to 839,759 in 2013. The number of female candidates rose by 4.3 per cent from 396,310 in 2012 to 413,390 in 2013 compared to an increase of 2.6 per cent for the male candidates. This shows that as a result of implementation of Education Act and Education policy, the education sector in Kenya has seen an increase in the rate of transition of girls from primary schools to secondary school" (25-26). ". In the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) for example, the number of KCSE ...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls’ education begins with preschool. Gender parity is enforced. Between 2009–2010 and 2010–2011, the gross preschool enrolment rate rose from 4.6 to 5.7 per cent — a very satisfactory result inasmuch as the target of 5 per cent set for the end of the Ten-Year Programme has already been reached. As with the other levels of education, preschool coverage has improved these last years, in particular through the establishment of community kindergartens, mainly in rural areas (where 683 of the 1,283 preschools are located" (pg 10-11). "Children aged six to seven officially begin their first year of school with this cycle. Primary education has made big strides in access and ...more
Feb. 26, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"University enrolments indicate that women are taking a bigger role in the business of farming. Female students have slightly outnumbered males in tertiary agriculture courses since 2003" (para 16).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to MEd data, the gender balance is maintained at the first stages of education (primary, secondary). Significant differences arise at the secondary vocational education stage, where the share of boys is higher (69.4% - in academic year 2010/2011). Girls have a higher share in higher school (57,61%), in secondary specialized education (55.8%), in higher education / public institutions (57.7%), in higher education / non-public institutions (52.2%). Regarding the distribution of students by genders, the total number of students studying in higher education the share of women is higher constituting 62,000 persons or 56.4% of all students (see Table 5)" (Pg 25).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"It also notes with appreciation the high rates of enrolment of girls at all levels of education" (11).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"There are 2,856 schools of various types in Palestine, attended by 1,171,596 students (590,501 female and 581,095 male). Total enrolment of girls in primary education stood at 96.5 per cent as compared with 94.2 per cent for boys, while enrolment in secondary education stood at 80.1 per cent for girls as compared with 61.2 per cent for boys" (36). "With regard to dropouts and failures, Ministry statistics for the 2013-2014 period show that the failure rate at all levels of education was lower among girls. The failure rate was 1.1 per cent among girls, compared to 1.7 per cent among boys. That was also the case with dropout rates. The ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The proportion of children aged 3-5 years who are enrolled in preschool is slightly more than 94 per cent. Boys account for a marginally higher proportion of children enrolled in preschool than girls. No account is taken of sex when adults apply to upper secondary education and applicants are admitted on the basis of their grades. In school year 2012/13 the women accounted for 48 per cent of pupils at upper secondary school and men for 52 per cent" (page 35). "In municipal adult education women still make up the great majority compared to men. But the proportion of women fell from 66 per cent in 2007 to 64.2 per ...more
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
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"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