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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-1

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
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls’ education has been promoted by the federal and provincial governments as well as by the CSOs including media. Pakistan’s National Education Policy prepared under the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals greatly focusing on eliminating gender disparity in education and encouraging families to send their girls to schools. The federal and provincial government has taken many positive measures in this regard. Governments have initiated campaigns for enhancement of literacy especially for promotion of primary education for girls in rural areas. In 2010-11, the Government of KP, introduced stipends for girl students from poor families to reduce the dropout rate and gender disparity. Geo TV- a private media channel- ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Fathers was designed in response to a 2013 study on gender relations that found that 82 per cent of Georgian fathers don’t read to or cook for their children or engage in their education when they are under age 6, and 93 per cent don’t as they grow into later childhood and adolescence"(para 4). If women have to spend more time on these tasks they may be less likely to attend school (ENB-Coder Comment)."'The [TV] program emphasized the importance of paternal involvement in childcare and projected them as vital contributors to child upbringing and development,' said Lela Bakradze, assistant representative for UNFPA Georgia, adding that this change in gender roles ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"'My youth was not a time period where I could have achieved something. My parents are to be blamed. They used to think I’m a "girl". “Why educate girls?” I regret the things I didn’t get to do. If I had been educated, I Too would have gone out and achieved something. I would have worked for my children. That’s why I think my daughter should never be in this hopeless situation. But this is how I see it. What I couldn’t do, my daughters should be able to. They should be successful in whatever they choose'". This statement was made by the mother at 0:09 (ENB-Coder Comment)."Whatever my daughter ...more
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"External evaluations of Oportunidades have revealed positive results, including: reduced poverty rates among the participating households; more children in secondary education; fewer drop-outs and more use of health facilities. Girls, who get higher rates of subsidy, seem to have benefited in particular from the programme: their educational indices have increased more than the boys"(62)
July 31, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"After marriage, many of these girls stop going to school because it is thought that education isn’t needed for someone whose primary duties in life include bearing children and keeping house" (para 3).
July 27, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"A government programme for separate schools for pregnant students introduced two years ago in Sierra Leone is facing critical scrutiny. Pregnant students were not allowed to sit in the same class in the West African country as their peers because they are seen as a bad influence. In April 2015, schools in Sierra Leone reopened after a nine-month break owing to the Ebola crisis. However, 'visibly pregnant' girls were banned from returning to school, for fear of negatively affecting 'innocent girls', according to the education minister. The government offered them the option of attending alternative schools with a reduced curriculum" (para 1-4). "Out of 14,500 students who attended those schools, ...more
July 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016, the Mozambican government and non-governmental organisations launched a national plan to end child marriage. The strategy aims, among other things, to promote girls' access to education, family planning and support for married girls" (para 7). "Parents are worried because they have come to the conclusion that our poverty is fuelled by lack of education. One of the main causes of school dropout is early marriages, and female students who fall pregnant usually leave school" (para 12).
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

¨In a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is dismantling child marriage—about 850 unions in three years, according to Al Jazeera and more than 300 in one month, according to UN Women¨(para 1).¨´I have terminated 330 marriages, yes, of which 175 were girl-wives and 155 were boy-fathers. I wanted them to go back to school and that has worked,´ (Chief Theresa) Kachindamoto told Malawi’s Nyasa Times newspaper in June last year. The chief has either paid the children’s school fees herself, or found sponsors for them. She makes sure the children stay in school through a network of ´secret mothers ...more
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)
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

¨There is a reason for this disparity. Arab women face discrimination in the infrastructures of the localities in which they live. They lack a transportation network that would enable them to reach employment centers or to get to universities, where they could acquire a higher education and professional training. The solution to that is quite simple. We have to relieve all the technical impediments, such as the transportation impediment, or build daycare centers that would enable women with young children to go to school or to work. I was amazed to find that all the right decisions had already been made. They simply hadn’t been implemented¨(para 9).¨Let me give you ...more
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at reports that indigenous and ethnic minorities, such as Ainu, Buraku and Zainichi Korean women, and women with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and migrant women, continue to experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. The Committee is particularly concerned that these women continue to have limited access to health, education and employment" (14)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned at...The low participation of women in senior management and decision-making positions in educational institutions, and their concentration in lower-level positions, as well as the low number of female professors" (10)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Women in the United States have closed the gender gap in education over the past several decades, aided in part by the passage of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, which prohibited discrimination in educational institutions” (132)
June 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'They say that when girls get educated, they become bad women and have trouble finding a husband'" (para 17).
June 12, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"local media reported this week that King Salman has issued an order allowing women to benefit from government services such as education and healthcare without the consent of a male guardian. This means women could, in some circumstances, study and access hospital treatment, work in the public and private sector and represent themselves in court without a guardian's consent, according to Maha Akeel, a women's rights campaigner and a director at the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation" (p 4-5)
June 5, 2017, 6 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LDS-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"300,000 Syrian children in Lebanon are still out of school, with the majority of them working as child slaves for about 30p an hour in unbearable conditions" (p 6)
June 5, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'my parents said, 'now you’ve studied enough'. I was taken to his home on a Wednesday in August. A year later, I had my first child” (1). This is a quote from Niruta at 1:09 who was married at age 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).