The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The NGO Pratham’s 2016 Annual Survey of Education noted that in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh, female student attendance rates ranged between 50 to 60 percent" (42).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to the 2010 Nigeria Education Data Survey, the most recent information available, attendance rates in primary schools ranged from 35 to 80 percent. The lowest attendance rates were in the Northeast (43 percent for boys and 38 percent for girls) and the Northwest, where rates for boys and girls hovered around 47 percent and 35 percent, respectively. Overall 63 percent of boys and 58 percent of girls attended school. According to UNICEF, for every 10 girls in school, more than 22 boys attended. Approximately 25 percent of young persons between ages 17 and 25 had fewer than two years of education. Boko Haram attacks prevented thousands of children from...more
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The numbers of girls and boys in primary school were approximately equal, but fewer girls attended secondary school" (p. 19).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The net attendance ratio falls from 94% in primary school to 17% in secondary school. Girls and boys of the primary and secondary school age are about equally likely to attend primary and secondary schools (94% and 93% respectively for primary, 18% and 17% respectively for secondary school)" (9). "Overall, 86% of females and 92% of males age 6 and over have ever attended school. For the majority of women, the primary education is the highest level of schooling attended or completed; 67% of women have some primary education and 5% have completed primary education. Similarly, among men, 65% have some primary education and 6% have completed the primary education....more
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table 1 in page 17 shows the number of students in primary schools for 2007 and 2014. In 2007 girls were 46% of EP1 students and 45-6% of EP2 studients. In 2014 girls represented 47.9% of EP1 students and 46.8% of EP2 students. The document does not establish what is the difference between EP1 and EP2 (17). "The trend is similar within the following levels. Not only the increment of the number of students, but a greater representation of girls can be observed in the years that have been analysed with increases varying from 2.2 percentage points in the Professional and Vocational Education to 7.5 percentage points in the medium...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"As of July 12, 6,127 Syrian refugee children (51 percent girls) had access to the formal school system in both camp and host community settings" ((23).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2015/2016 girls represented 56.3 per cent of students in the last cycle of secondary school (11th and 12th grades) (…) The technical option of secondary school (via técnica) represented 9.4 per cent of all student in 11th and 12th grades, and 43 per cent of students in the technical option were girls" (20). "As for professional training, the proportion of women is balanced (51 per cent for both 2012 and 2013). In 2015 a total of 162 professional training courses were implemented, by different training entities, including Employment and Professional Training Centres, for a total of 3,178 beneficiaries, 1,778 women (56 per cent) and 1,400 men (44 per cent)"...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The gender parity index (GPI), or the ratio of the female to the male NAR or GAR at the basic and high school levels, is an indicator of the magnitude of the gender gap in attendance ratios. If there is no gender difference, the GPI will equal one. The GPI will be closer to zero if the disparity is in favor of males. If the gender gap favors females, the GPI will exceed one. Table 2.12 shows the GAR GPI is 0.99 for the basic level, which indicates that there is no gender gap at the basic level. At the high school level, the GPI is 1.18, indicating a gender...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Women and men have an increasingly similar level of education. While in 2013 more women (23 per cent) than men (15.3 per cent) had a maximum of one diploma from compulsory school in the group of 25- to 64-year-old people, the share of women who graduated from an institution of tertiary education amounted to 17.7 per cent, compared to 15.3 per cent of men. In the 2013/2014 school year, 58 per cent of all A-level (Matura) diplomas were acquired by women. In terms of completion of apprenticeships, women accounted for 38.3 per cent. In the 2013/2014 university year, 56.6 of all university graduates were women. At 58.3 per cent, men...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Women accounted for 30.5 percent of university students countrywide" (38). "Although attendance was nominally mandatory through the ninth grade prior to the outbreak of the conflict, only 79 percent of boys and 60 percent of girls attended primary school. The gender gap was larger for secondary and postsecondary schooling, with 34 percent of girls attending secondary school and only 6 percent continuing to postsecondary education" (40).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall 17 percent of school-age girls, compared with 11 percent of school-age boys, never attended school" (p. 17).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to international organization reports, enrollment dropped significantly for girls after primary school in urban areas, while postprimary school enrollment for boys dropped significantly in rural areas" (27).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"94% of girls age 6-11 attend primary school, as compared with 93% of boys. The net attendance ratio (NAR) drops in secondary school: 83% of girls and 74% of boys age 12-17 attend secondary school" (6). "Tables 2.15.1 and 2.15.2 present information on educational attainment among the household population age 6 and over. Overall, 4% of women and girls age 6 and over have never been to school, 22% have attended some primary school, 12% have completed primary but advanced no further, 18% have attended some secondary school, 18% have completed secondary school but advanced no further, and 26% have attained some education after secondary school. Women and girls age...more
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Guyana has achieved gender parity in primary education at the national level with near universal access to primary education as shown in Annex D of this report. From 2011–2015, student enrolment of females and males is almost the same at nursery through primary schools, however more females (51 percent) than males (49 percent) of secondary school age are enrolled in secondary schools at the national level. Overall enrolment in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) from 2011–2014 for females was 38 percent compared to 62 percent males. The school life expectancy for primary to tertiary education is 13 years for males and 14 years for females. School-age boys have...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among women and girls age 6 and older, only 4% did not attend school, 21% attended but did not complete primary school, 31% completed primary level, 17% completed secondary level, and 17% went beyond secondary level (Table 2.10.1)" (12). "Among men age 6 and older, 3% did not attend school, 19% attended but did not complete primary school, 26% completed primary school, 21% completed secondary school, and 16% went beyond secondary school (Table 2.10.2)" (13). "The gender parity index (GPI) is the quotient of the proportion of females divided by the proportion of males enrolled in a given stage of education, indicating the gender gap in attendance ratios. If there...more
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to the 2012 population census, 87 percent of all children attended primary school. School attendance was only slightly higher in urban than in rural areas, and enrollment for children older than 14 was in decline" (36).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table no. 21 presents Pre-school, primary and secondary education in BiH by school years and gender between 2010 and 2015. For the period of 2010/2011 there were: 8.066 girls and 8.962 boys in pre-school; 163.056 girls and 172.347 boys in primary education; and 75.076 female pupils and 76.604 male pupils in secondary education. For the period of 2011/2012 there were: 8.211 girls and 9.082 boys in pre-school; 154.061 girls and 162.596 boys in primary education; and 80.539 female pupils and 82.745 male pupils in secondary education. For the period of 2012/2013 there were: 8.958 girls and 9.859 boys in pre-school; 148.585 girls and 156.296 boys in primary education; and 82.242...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"BiH managed to achieve gender parity in primary and secondary education, while women dominate in higher education sector. Gender structure (in school year 2015-2016): 1) In pre-school education, 47.95 per cent girls; 2) Out of the 491 children with special needs involved in pre-school education, 35 per cent are girls; 3) In elementary schools, there are 48.55 per cent of girl pupils; 4) In primary schools for children with special needs there are 33 per cent girls and 38 per cent in secondary schools; 5) 49.91 per cent female students were enrolled in secondary schools; 6) 54,20 per cent of female university students enrolled in higher education and 58,73 per...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table 6, titled, “SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR, GIRLS AND BOYS,” shows attendance in primary schools was 47% girls and 53% boys; attendance in general secondary schools was 41% girls and 59% boys (28).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to media reports during the year, women gaining admission to universities nationwide outnumbered men by 13 percent" (35).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, women had significantly lower levels of literacy, education, and formal and nontraditional employment opportunities, as well as lower rates of access to resources for farming" (para 92).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In rural areas 61 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls completed education at a grade higher than lower middle school" (page 59).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls accounted for less than one-half of all students and graduates in primary and secondary schools, with their proportion decreasing progressively at higher levels. Sexual harassment of girls in schools was commonplace, and adolescent girls were often denied access to school if they became pregnant" (25). "Nonetheless, the country made significant progress in narrowing the gender gap at all levels of education, especially in primary school where the gender parity index went from 88 girls per 100 boys in 2008 to 96 girls for every 100 boys in school in 2015" (25).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In the academic year 2014-2015, the percentages of female enrolment were: 48.9% in pre-primary education; 48.8% in primary education; 48.4% in lower secondary education; 54.4% in upper secondary general education; 21.8% in upper secondary technical education; and 56.8% in tertiary education" (22).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu

"Boys tended to receive more education than girls. Although attendance rates were similar in early primary grades, proportionately fewer girls advanced to higher grades" (10).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The following statistical information for 2015 reflects greater retention of women in higher education: a) 2,293,550 enrolled, of whom 53 per cent were women. b) The cohort dropout rate stood at 45.10 per cent for women and 53.13 per cent for men. c) In technical and technological areas, the cohort dropout was rate 39.52 per cent for women and 46.95 per cent for men, while for the period it was 20.71 per cent and 22.94 per cent respectively. d) There is a downward trend in the dropout rate for both men and women, 2015 being the year with the lowest rate for women, at 8.29 per cent. e) 55 per...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls account for 50.4 per cent of secondary school graduates" (4). "Kazakhstan has signed the Bologna Declaration on the European Higher Education Area. Three levels of specialized training have been established: bachelor, master and PhD. Women make up 64 per cent of the faculty at institutes of higher education. Women account for 36 per cent of professors, 52.8 per cent of doctors of philosophy and 55.6 per cent of assistant professors. They account for 19 per cent of staff in senior positions in the higher education system. Girls and young women make up 57.3 per cent of university graduates" (5). "In 2016, out of 2,930,583 school students, there were 1,447,215...more
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Many children, particularly girls, did not attend school for six years. Children of slave-caste Haratine families often did not receive any education" (page 20).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The UN Children’s Fund’s State of the World’s Children 2014 highlighted secondary school enrollment as a cause for concern. Enrollment comprised 71 percent girls and 66 percent boys, compared with 96 percent overall enrollment in primary school" (24).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Less than half of girls complete secondary school and, according to UN statistics" (11).