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Latest items for AFE-LAW-1

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

"The constitution provides for tuition-free universal education, and the law provides for compulsory schooling from ages seven to 16" (page 22).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Tanzania made primary education free and compulsory" (p. 41).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Côte d’Ivoire made primary school compulsory for all children ages 6–16 years" (p. 37).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free, compulsory, and universal from kindergarten through secondary school" (page 23).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"On Wednesday, the President of Kenya signed the Basic Education Amendment Act into law, which commits the government to providing 'free, sufficient and quality' sanitary pads to girls in state schools" (para 1).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The Committee commends the State party on increasing the age bracket for free and compulsory education through the adoption of the Children Act, which amended the Education Act (1966). It also commends the State party on introducing an adolescent mothers programme in 1996, aimed at, among other things, supporting teenage mothers and assisting with re-entry into school after childbirth" (page 9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory through eighth grade by law, and the government offered subsidies to parents to keep girls in class through 10th grade" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The government provided tuition-free and universal education for all children between ages six and 14. Education is compulsory until age 15. Secondary education was free only to children whose families had an annual income below 147,000 escudos ($1,482)" (11).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Human rights NGOs expressed concern that the law on compulsory education allows female students to be kept at home and married early. The system, generally referred to as “4+4+4,” divides education into three four-year periods. After the first four years of mandatory elementary education, students can choose to attend general middle school or religious-vocational middle schools, called Imam Hatip schools. The law also allows parents to homeschool their children starting in the fifth grade" (page 59).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Women and girls continue to face additional barriers to education than men and boys, and these barriers have not been addressed by the Government. In fact, the 2014 education reform law does not include any gender equality language" (page 10).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary and secondary education is free and universal through age 17. The government continued implementing a 2007 law to make education compulsory through grade 12, but for budgetary reasons, a February 2014 decision by the Knesset Education Committee postponed implementation of the Compulsory Education Law (integrating children ages three to five) until the 2015-16 school year" (para 165)
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution makes education compulsory until the completion of secondary school, which happened typically around ages 17 or 18. The law provides for free schooling until the end of secondary school. Access to education, however, was a challenge for some migrant children who do not have an individual identification number, which became a requirement for school enrollment in September 2014" (page 30).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for tuition-free, compulsory education for children between ages six and 16" (page 17). "The Ministry of Education also worked on a secular curriculum for use in Quranic schools" (page 24).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although primary schooling until age 11 is free and compulsory for all, the media and other sources reported lower enrollment in rural areas, especially for girls" (para 165)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"In June the government introduced a new nationwide compulsory 12-year school program, but implementation was uneven" (para 162)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"By law women have equal access to educational opportunities" (para 109). "By law education is free, compulsory, and universal through middle school, corresponding to between 15-17 years of age, although students at the higher levels often had to pay fees" (para 112)
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"(Tunisia) is governed by the Code of Personal Status and other legislation and texts stipulating the prohibition of polygamy, the right to education and employment and a recognition of gender equality" (para. 14).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is compulsory for citizen children for the first six years of schooling but is neither free nor compulsory for noncitizen children" (para 257)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"In reference to the Committee’s observation 35 on the lack of compulsory free education for all and the lack of information on girls’ dropout rates and causes during stages of education, and in reference to the recommendation in paragraph 36 of the concluding observations to make education compulsory and available for all, continue efforts to ensure equal access to education for women and girls, adopt measures to address traditional gender stereotypes and provide detailed information, particularly sex- and age-disaggregated statistics on education — the Law of the Child promulgated by Royal Decree No. 22/2014, article 36, provides for free education in Government schools up to the stage following basic education...more
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"94 percent of Romani children now start school at the compulsory age of three" (17). This is compulsory across the nation, but it is not indicated until what grade/age (AA-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia

"The law provided for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under laws related to family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance, as well as employment, credit, pay, owning and/or managing businesses, education, and housing" (15).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Kindergarten, elementary and secondary education is free and compulsory through age 18, but the quality of education was often poor, and access was not universal, especially in rural areas" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"County and city labor bureaus effectively enforced minimum age laws by ensuring the implementation of compulsory education" (18). Education is mandatory up to a certain age, but the text does not say what age (AA-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is compulsory and universal on both the mainland and Zanzibar until the age of 15" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is compulsory through the ninth grade; however, compulsory education was not enforced, and some children did not attend school, especially children of noncitizens" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"School attendance is not compulsory" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is not compulsory, free, or universal" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Public education is compulsory until age 15 or grade nine" (35).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was free but not compulsory" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory for all citizens through the age of 18 years or nine years of education, whichever comes first" (18).