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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Between 2013 and 2015, one out of every three pregnancies was to an adolescent mother, according information from the Ministry of Health" (p 4)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by the home of a local widow, to find out if her 14-year-old daughter Jasmine, who had been forced to leave school as money was short, was interested in some training to become a garment factory worker"(para 20)
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"[Iman] Assaf blamed the spread of unemployment among women on the Israeli occupation, which erects checkpoints between cities in the West Bank, thus undermining Palestinians’ movements, the marginalization of Palestinian women, their isolation in some remote areas and discrimination between the two genders in employment. In addition, the quality of university education women receive is sometimes not in line with the job market requirements"(para 7)
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school" (para 5). "'It was a terrible life,' Johnson recalls, recounting her years as a child raising children. She missed school and remembers spending her days changing diapers, arguing with her husband and struggling to pay expenses" (para 19).
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"But Nidhi Gupta from the Takshashila Institute, a thinktank, said the law was a step in the right direction despite its limitations.She said: 'Women bring as much skill and talent to the table as men do. We go to the best schools, best colleges, as we are as talented and skilled as men are. So why should we be excluded'"(para 20-21)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)."She [Fatima Imam] says she was under pressure from her family because of her ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"she began to tell me about her friend, a New York City public school teacher, who was watching some of his best students leave his classroom against their will. His students came to him, looking for help, and saying they had no choice — their parents insisted they get married, even though they wanted to stay to finish high school and go on to college" (para 3).
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'This [Nepal's widowed President being accused of desecrating a shrine] is extremely shameful,' said Sob, head of Sankalpa, a network of women’s groups. 'When the country’s president is treated this way, just imagine what treatment the voiceless, uneducated and poor widows may be facing'"(para 33)
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"9.5% of adult women have reached at least a secondary level of education, compared to 20.4% of their male counterparts" (para 5).
Oct. 11, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Researchers found that 83% of married girls had left school, with the number rising to 92% among those living informally with a man. In contrast, just 15% of Mexican girls not in such relationships dropped out of school" (4).
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Lu Jiehua, a professor at the Department of Sociology in Peking University said that 'gender equality is a basic state policy. We should not only advocate it but push it through activities to give girls a more relaxed environment.'Only by providing fair opportunity to girls in all aspects, including education and employment, will people finally realize that it is the same to have a boy or a girl, Lu said"(para 34-35)
Oct. 10, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The bride, 13-year-old Jie, married her 18-year-old husband Wen just three days after they had met. The girl got pregnant soon afterwards and dropped out of school" (para 16).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Like many women, I always thought that after university and finding some financial stability, I would marry and have children"(para 2). "I forgot, for a second, that as a woman unless you can have children, your education, career, and marriage are considered meaningless"(para 2)."Conceiving soon after marriage is highly glorified in Afghan society. Women continuously quit their jobs or drop out of schools because of the societal pressure to prove they are able to have babies soon after marriage"(para 7)."Women experiencing infertility must bear the brunt of societal norms. But I will continue to ask, why is a woman’s worth tied to her chances of conceiving? Can’t a childless marriage ...more
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Eleven of those interviewed reported restricted access to health care or education because of discriminatory ISIS policies, including rules limiting male doctors from touching, seeing, or being alone with female patients. In more rural areas, ISIS has banned girls from attending school" (para 6). "ISIS gender-based restrictions have imposed particular barriers for girls. In the villages of Kubaiba, Madhuriyya, and Hababza, ISIS forced girls out of school, while allowing boys to attend, family members said. In Atshana, ISIS allowed girls to attend, but those over 12 were required to wear the niqab. In Mahhuriya, boys – but not girls – were allowed to travel out of the village to secondary ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'Upper caste men make fun of us. They think our lives don't matter because we are daughters of poor families. They always look at us with lustful eyes'"(para 8)."'We cannot send our daughters unaccompanied to the fields, to fetch water or even to school. Men from the upper caste stare at our daughters with lustful eyes'"(para 11). This statement was made by Bimla Devi, age 40 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to The Sentencing Project, nearly half of women in state prisons have not completed high school"(para 7)."It is clear that a lot of women in prison are people doing whatever they can do to feed their families and survive in a world where they have not been given quality education or opportunities to thrive"(para 8)
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"After she was raped in her village in March 2015, Shikha endured 'shaming' by her classmates and had to drop out of school" (para 38).
Sept. 11, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to a joint study between the Ministry of Education and UNICEF conducted in Kabul and nearby Parwan Province, 29 percent of girls miss school due to menstruation" (para 6).
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“During her ordeal [rape trial] she was forced to leave school, was put in a home for runaway girls and even now lives with police protection out of fear that allies of the rapists could exact revenge” (para 3). “With the encouragement of the women’s advocates who assisted in her case, the victim managed to resume her education at an alternative school and complete 11th grade. She had tried to enroll in ninth grade in a regular school, but dropped out because she felt ashamed when people pointed, stared and referred to her as ‘the rape girl’” (para 15-16).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“We heard of female students experiencing violence from those charged with helping them. In one case, a student who was supposed to be helping a visually impaired woman to transcribe her notes raped her. She became pregnant and had to drop out of university” (para 11).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls [in Cairo] who go to school took longer paths that often went outside the community and have to use transportation daily. This makes their safety issues not limited to areas around their house, but spreading further and covering more ground. For example, harassment was found to be a more common problem outside participating girls’ schools than around their workplaces or homes" (33).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"All too often the brides come from here – the local school" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 1:25 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, DLB-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The ratio of men and women in the labor force in the Solomon Islands has remained relatively stagnant over the past decade, largely a product of gender inequalities in education, training, household responsibilities, and cultural attitudes about the role of women"(para 3)."One factor that could significantly impact GDP is the restructuring of the division of labor in the country’s unpaid care economy. According to the Asian Development Bank, 'women spend twice as much time on household work and four times more on childcare' – neither of which is accounted for in the calculation of GDP. Likewise, women’s overrepresentation in subsistence work inhibits their ability to contribute significantly to GDP"(para 5)more
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Girls are often tested for pregnancy in schools and expelled if they test positive” (para 10).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In the town of Entasopia, the girls are undergoing a rite of passage that resembles the tribe’s customary coming-of-age ceremony—but without the usual horror of genital mutilation.'I am very happy because I will not be married off at this age,' says 12-year-old Joan Siyuama as she drinks raw blood from a slaughtered bull to signify her ascendance to adulthood after participating in the ceremony. 'I will now go to school and achieve my dream of becoming a doctor'"(para 1-2)."[Joan] Siyuama is among many Maasai girls who are bucking a tradition that has disfigured millions of their ancestors. For the Maasai community, traditional culture permeates every aspect of daily life. Until ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"'Everything was always a discrimination in our family,' says [Jamila] Afghani, who observed how her brothers behaved with their wives. 'They were educated women, but my brothers stopped them from continuing their education and working,' she recounts. 'I thought, if [my brothers] can go outside, why not my sisters-in-law'"(para 9). Jamila and her family moved from Afghanistan to Pakistan when she was in fifth grade (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"But in one neighborhood in the city, an imam has kept the doors of his mosque open to women for 12 years now. He often preaches about women’s rights in Islam – that women are equal to men and have the right to work and study"(para 1)."A women’s rights activist and Islamic scholar in Afghanistan, she [Jamila Afghani] has battled discrimination, as well as disability, since childhood. But it was access to education and being able to read the Quran herself that made her realize Islam could be used to empower women in Afghanistan"(para 3)."The sermons delivered by imams about the importance of education have also helped many women persuade ...more
Aug. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Figures from Kenya’s Ministry of Education show that a girl in primary school loses 18 learning weeks out of 108 weeks in a year during her menses. Within 4 years of high school the same girl losses 156 learning days equivalent to almost 24 weeks of learning. Overall, studies estimate that 61 per cent of girls miss school annually due to lack of menstruation hygiene facilities in their primary schools, and approximately 3.5 million learning days are lost every month due to menstruation" (para 4-5). "The government of Kenya is allocating resources towards providing sanitary towels in schools. While the allocation to the Ministry of Education to purchase the towels ...more