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Latest items for AFE-LAW-1

July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-LAW-1, AFE-DATA-1

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)
March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Taiwan passed the Gender Equality in Employment Act in 2002 and the Gender Equality in Education Act in 2004" (para 9).
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Gender equality is strongly emphasised in the Education Act, the law that gov- erns all education in Sweden. It states that gender equality should reach and guide all levels of the Swedish educational system" (1).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, AFE-LAW-1

"Women legally remain dependents here: They require permission of a male guardian — a father, husband, or son — to travel and study. They can’t drive. But as they have started working, they have gained a newfound independence from the simple fact of having an income. It’s such financial power that could prove a game-changer for women’s rights in the kingdom" (para 5).
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The government did not deny girls equal access to education, but families with limited resources often gave priority to boys, especially in rural areas" (23).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The source also said Saudi women have been moving forward since women education opened up in the 70s" (Para 5).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Article 4 of the Law on Education notes that "Everyone shall be guaranteed equal rights to receive an education, regardless of sex, language, age, race, ethnicity, religious orientation, beliefs, social origin, occupation, social status, place of residence, or duration of residence in the Republic of Uzbekistan. “Citizens of other States are entitled to receive an education in the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with treaties. Stateless persons living in the republic have rights equal to those of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan to receive an education (8). "A 22 August 2013 law placed additional provisions into the Code of Administrative Liability regarding the liability of parents or caregivers or ...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"While taking note of the information provided by the State party, which indicates that Brazilian women have a higher level of education than men and that illiteracy rates among women are lower than among men, the Committee is concerned about the persistent inequalities in the access to education for women and girls on the basis of race, ethnicity and socio-economic background. It also takes note of the various programmes aiming at bringing a gender perspective to the field of education, such as the Women and Science Programme, which targets students from secondary and higher education. However, it regrets, inter alia, the lack of detailed sex-disaggregated data on the rates of ...more
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (246).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory in West Bank and Gaza (242).
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"According to the issues above, the government still not implemented a policy to ensure girls and women can complete their formal education up through the university level. For those girls who have dropped out of school, the State has not put in place any policy to encourage them to return to school or to provide guidelines on how they can finish their interrupted studies" (38). "Article 59 of the RDTL Constitution states that 'the State shall recognize and guarantee that every citizen has the right to education, and it is incumbent upon it to promote the establishment of a public system of universal and compulsory basic education that is free ...more
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (230).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (228).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is not free nor is it compulsory (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (224).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

Primary education is free and compulsory (224).