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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"Girls’ enrollment was lower than that of boys at all levels due to poverty, cultural preference to educate boys, early marriage of girls, and sexual harassment of girls" (page 22).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"For the majority of women, primary school is the highest level of schooling attended or completed; 40% of women have some primary education and 2% have completed primary education. Similarly, 50% of men have some primary education, and 3% have completed primary schooling. Only 4% of women and 5% of men have completed secondary school or gone beyond secondary school. Forty-nine percent of females and 35% of males have never attended school (Tables 2.12.1 and 2.12.2)" (14). "The gross attendance ratio (GAR) is 91% (91% for girls and 92% for boys) at the primary school level and 30% (27% for girls and 32% for boys) at the secondary school level"...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Fati’s and Aichatou’s stories of forced marriage are common in Niger – which, at 75 per cent, has the world’s highest rate of child marriage and, at 10 per cent, one of its lowest rates of girls enrolled in secondary school" (para 9). "Today, Safe Spaces have opened around the country, and 16,000 girls are scheduled to graduate this August alone. The programme plans to double that number for the class of 2017" (para 14).
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"At least 206,000 fewer girls were in school in Afghanistan during the 2016-17 semester compared to the previous year, according to government figures. While the number of boys in education also fell dramatically, by 124,000, girls are more affected by not being in school and the situation needs to be urgently addressed, said Human Rights Watch" (para 2-3).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Ministry of Education and Sports has set target in the strategy to promote women’s advancement to increase access to school for girls to be equal with boys in 2015 to achieve 98 per cent at primary education, 75 per cent at lower and upper secondary education, 50 per cent at higher education and university. In addition, women in decision making positions in the Ministry shall increase to at least 1/3 of men" (Pg 12-13). "In 2014-2015, the net enrolment rate in primary education reached 98,5 per cent (98,3 per cent for girls and 98,8 per cent for boys) compared to the target set at 98,0 per cent. The survival rate...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Graph 4 on page 7 shows the attendance rate for basic education between 6 to 13 years disaggregated by sexes in the years 2011, 2013 and 2015. In 2011 93.9% of girls and 91.8% of boys attended school; in 2013 91.8% of girls and 92.1% of boys attended school; and in 2015 91.9% of girls and 91.1% of boys attended primary school. As it can be seen, despite a few changes, the rates between both sexes are pretty close and show little fluctuations through the years. Graph 5 on the same page shows the attendance ratefor middle education between 14 to 17 disaggregated by sexes in the years 2011, 2013...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at: . . . (b) The lack of data disaggregated by age and region on the net enrolment rate of girls at the secondary level" (page 9).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Egitim Sen, a teacher’s union, reported in 2014 that 36,401 girls who graduated from middle school did not continue on to high school" (page 59).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Consequently school dropout rates for girls are extremely high, especially in rural areas. In some villages the documented dropout rate is as high as 85% in both secondary and high schools" (page 10-11). Table: School attendance for persons aged five and over living in conventional households - Union Wide shows that overall, from age 5-9, 20.3% of children have never attended school, 8.5% previously attended school, and 71.2% currently attend. At ages 10-13, 4.5% never attended, 19.3% previously attended, and 76.2% currently attend. At age 14-15, 5.3% never attended, 44.2% previously attended, and 50.% currently attend. At age 16-20, 6.7% never attended, 71.5% previously attended, and 21.8% currenlty attend. This...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The survey found that the region’s school enrollment declined drastically as the girls aged. At age 9, over 70% of girls were enrolled in school. At age 16, that number dropped to less than 17%" (para 8).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Just 11 percent of girls go to secondary school in Mozambique" (para 25).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The UN Children’s Fund reported schools enrolled 28 percent of boys in secondary education, compared with 22 percent of girls" (page 17).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Women had access to primary and advanced education, although the percentage of female students entering universities decreased from 62 percent in 2007-08 to 48 percent in 2012-13, following 2012 gender-rationing policies" (para 160). "According to UN statistics, the ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education increased from 79.2 percent in 1990 to 98 percent in 2012" (para 165)
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that enrollment in primary education is nearly equal for girls and boys, with an average of 84.5% for each gender. In Moroni, the capital, figures are 92.3% for girls and 92.2% for boys; in other villages, 91.0% for girls and 87.7% for boys; in all urban areas, 91.3% for girls and 88.8% for boys; and in rural areas, 81.7% for girls and 82.7% for boys. The table also gives ratios of girls to boys at each level of education. Overall, at the primary level, the ratio of girls to boys is 1.0; at the...more
Oct. 12, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Just one in three girls are currently attending school in Afghanistan, marking the biggest drop in the number of school attendees since the Taliban were removed from power 16 years ago. According to a report by UNICEF, some 3.7 million children between the ages of seven and 17, or 44 percent, are out of school, with girls accounting for 2.7 million of that figure, 60 percent" (para 1-2). "The report added that up to 85 percent of girls were not going to school in some of the worst-affected provinces, such as Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul and Uruzgan" (para 5).
Oct. 11, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"An estimated 60 percent of university entrants are female" (para 12).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Boys generally had a slightly higher nonattendance rate than girls, a gap that widened after age 12. By age 15, there were 6 percent fewer boys than girls in school" (para 112)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"UNICEF estimated that net primary school enrollment was 93 percent for boys and 87 percent for girls. The net overall completion rate for primary school was 50 percent as of 2013, the latest year data available" (para 257)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"General education statistics for academic year 2014-2015 indicate that there are 192 Government schools for girls and 511 coeducational schools out of a total of 1,048 schools in the Sultanate; 49.9 per cent of the students are female and 71 per cent of the teachers are female" (Pg 25). "According to 2013 statistics, the Sultanate has 63 higher education institutions (36 governmental and 27 private). Females accounted for 57.5 per cent of graduates awarded the general diploma for academic year 2012-2013 (see annex 21 — Number of Omani students admitted to higher education institutions in the Sultanate and abroad according to academic year and sex). Private universities and colleges admitted...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In rural areas parents did not enroll young girls as commonly in school as they did young boys, but the percentage of girls in school continued to increase" (para 112)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls represented approximately half of all those enrolled in primary school but were absent more often than boys due to household duties. At the secondary level, boys represented a disproportionally high percentage of enrolled students, and child marriage and pregnancy often prevented girls from finishing school" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The government reported that 95 percent of citizen women pursued higher education after high school, and women constituted more than 70 percent of government university students" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Boys tended to receive more education than did girls. Although attendance rates were similar in early primary grades, proportionately fewer girls advanced to higher grades" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"There were substantial differences in the education profile of men and women at postsecondary level. In higher education the number of female students enrolled in applied technology programs was much smaller than the number of men enrolled" (41).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to the DHS, 94 percent of girls and 90 percent of boys between ages 10 and 14 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. Relatively high and increasing school fees were the main reason for lack of attendance after age 14, particularly affecting girls ages 17 and 18. Only 52 percent of girls age 17 attended school, compared with 64 percent of boys. Reports that schools turned away students with unpaid fees continued" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"School attendance rates were lower for girls than for boys, and the dropout rate was higher for girls" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Illiteracy among citizen women largely was eliminated, and women made up 83 percent of higher education students" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"A gender gap in education persisted with a reported two-thirds of adolescent girls in rural areas not attending school" (32).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to the government’s 2010 Millennium Development Goals report, despite joint government-NGO initiatives in some localities to improve girls’ school attendance, only 27 percent of girls finished primary school, compared with 40 percent of boys" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to UNICEF boys and girls generally had equal access to education, although girls were more likely to drop out during adolescence" (18).