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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
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"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).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Qatar is close to achieving Goal 2 of achieving universal primary education for boys and girls by 2015: school attendance rates in primary school for both sexes are over 91 per cent" (9). "Qatar has made great progress towards the achievement of Goal 3 on gender equality, with a higher education gender parity rate of 1.94" (9). "It is clear from table 5 that the percentages of females in Government and private schools was greater than 50 per between 2012 and 2015. That is a high indicator that reflects the fact that females in the State of Qatar stay in school for the duration of their education all the way...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"A large majority of women (80%) and men (79%) have at least some secondary education. Men are more likely than women to have postsecondary education (25% versus 13%)" (7). "Males are more likely than females to have post-secondary education (25% versus 13%). Only 7% of women and men never attended school (Tables 2.11.1 and 2.11.2)" (12). "The primary school NAR [net attendance ratio] indicates that 83% of children age 7-10 who should be attending the primary level are doing so. The secondary school NAR [net attendance ratio] shows that 87% of children age 11-17 who should be attending the secondary level are doing so. The NAR for primary school is...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2013–2014, the gross enrolment ratio for primary education increased to 112 per cent (120 per cent for boys and 106 per cent for girls), and the gender parity index for the gross enrolment ratio was at 1.90" (9).
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)