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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4).
Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"schools are gender segregated" (para 6).
Jan. 12, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"With funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, it helps youth avoid child marriage, return to school, obtain skills training, and access sexual and reproductive health services and information" (para 7).
Jan. 11, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Every year 8,000 Tanzanian girls drop out of school due to pregnancy. But instead of working to try and bring these girls back into the school system, the President of Tanzania recently banned pregnant girls and young mothers from returning to school. And the President is threatening to fire any administrator who disobeys his order" (para 1). "TV advertisements supporting education access were pulled, and a politician was arrested for supporting education for expecting moms" (para 4).
Jan. 11, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"On 22nd June 2017 while addressing the Bagamoyo District Residents in his 3 days tour to Coast Region in Tanzania President. John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania made a statement to the public who gathered during where he mentioned that all pregnant school girls from primary schools to secondary schools should NOT continue their education at all once they fall pregnant hence no re-entry meaning an end to their education career.'They are many things that girls who are impregnated can do after delivery, they can join VETA ( Vocational Educational Training Authority centres), they can learn sewing but they cannot go back to school' - said President J.P Magufuli'" (para 1-2).more
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'Our families decided not to let our daughters to study after sixth grade because they had to go to school far from their homes,' said Sakhi Jaan, a resident of Chamkanai district in the eastern province of Paktia. 'There's not always someone at home to drive them and in the Pashtun community, as girls get older people don't like them going to school,' he said, referring to Afghanistan's biggest ethnic group" (para 9-10).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"About 3.5 million children are out of school, 75% of them girls, due not only to violence but also a lack of female teachers, early marriage and social restrictions in the conservative society" (para 8).
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s empowerment in Equatorial Guinea was also threatened in 2016, when the Ministry of Education issued a ministerial order according to which girl pupils must submit a pregnancy test result prior enrollment. Pregnant schoolgirls are not admitted by school authorities, forcing teens to seek abortions in many cases" (para 5).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland

"The island country, which is home to 323,000 people, has been ranked by the World Economic Forum as the world’s most gender-equal country for the past nine years. This was confirmed in the Global Gender Gap Report, which examined the gender gap across four areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Vijil explains in a phone interview from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, these and other issues - such as rampant domestic violence and gender discrimination in education - have long been ignored" (para 10).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Sara moved to Cairo to join the English section of the linguistics faculty at Ain Shams University. She first started to feel the differences between both countries' norms on campus. 'In my early days, I once went to the university in shorts. I was playing basketball at the time and shorts were just the most practical and convenient [thing]. I was denied entry at the gate by security personnel'"(1)."On the other hand, girls in rundown districts after a certain age would have to wear the hijab as per communal traditions. If not, she could suffer dire consequences in school, at home, or in the street"(4)
Dec. 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"For many girls, marriage means the end of their education. 'I told my husband that my parents told me to marry him but he must let me go back to school,' says Rebecca. Sabit’s reply was that Rebecca could resume studying when he decided it was time for her to stop breastfeeding. So she sits in her hut, a few metres from where her brother David was shot in a tribal-related revenge killing, and worries about the future" (para 8-9). "Mary Nyana Dong, 17, was a pupil at the school until she married in April last year. She gave birth to a son, Akolde, six months ago. 'My brother impregnated ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Officials this Spring launched a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf). Victims and human rights defenders complain that women have been questioned, threatened and fined, as have some husbands. Some have lost their jobs or been forced to leave school" (para 1). "After the July public statements by President Rahmon and other officials, Malika was summoned along with other parents to the school. Staff there demanded that she 'take the hijabs off her daughters.' Malika 'had to take her oldest daughter out of the school'" (para 52).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Amin said 34 communities involved in the project had decided to continue supporting girls in some way after the 18-month period, such as paying for mentors or for teachers to continue to run the training programmes. “One local government has actually budgeted to spend 10% of its budget on women and girls,” said Amin" (para 13).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

At 0:15 of the video, Brishti says she wants a husband who will her understand her pain of not being able to study. Her father is a widow (ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment).At 2:03 Brishti explains that when the river took away her family's house her father came to Dhaka and sent her to work when she was 3 or 4 years old (ENB-Coder Comment). At 3:54 Razia says "If I’d ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Many women are deprived of education in Zabul province, so they fall victim to these abhorrent customs" (para 8).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The group enforces strict laws against women that restricts their freedoms, including banning them from speaking too loudly in public and requiring them to wear a traditional burqa to cover their entire body" (para 5).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2002, the government...has gradually opened the punblic sphere to veiled women - allowing the veil on university campuses in 2011 and in the civil service in 2013" (para 5).
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Among democratic countries in the developed world, Japan ranks low on gender equality in health, education, the economy and politics" (para 10).
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Female farmers, fishers and herbalists of riverine villages relied on fresh water not only for their businesses and livelihoods, but also to perform daily tasks. Take something as simple as doing laundry. Women who previously washed clothes by the river now have to collect rainwater in buckets to do their washing, stretching this task several hours. In other words, instead of spending time doing work that could earn them money or going to school, or participating in a job training program, women now spend the greater part of their day sourcing food, water and tending to sick children and relatives. Water contamination resulting from the oil spills made this no ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women. The first MP released a statement calling for female university students to undergo mandatory virginity tests and to submit what proves their virginity. He added that this virginity test should be conducted every year as a condition for the female university students to get their university ID. He claims that this procedure will reduce ‘urfi marriage. After few days another MP announces that he is currently working on a draft law calling for female students at the vocational schools to undergo mandatory virginity tests as well, using words that are abusive for all ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Countries: India

"When India provided women and men the same rights to inherit joint family property, families spent twice as much on their daughters’ education and women were more likely to have bank accounts" (para 10).
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"Another approach [to support formal education for girls], equally successful, was the distribution of menstrual 'cups' to adolescent girls in Nepal under the Menstruation and Education in Nepal Project. Such cups—small reusable silicone receptacles that can be inserted in the vaginal canal to collect menstrual blood and emptied after a period of 12 hours—are discreet. They facilitate the mobility of young women and allow school attendance during menstruation (Oster and Thornton 2009)"(49)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Take-home rations for pupils can be particularly effective in improving girls’ school enrollment. This strategy was used in Afghanistan, where the gender parity index (the enrollment of girls in schools as compared to boys) remains very low, at 0.35 in 2008 (WFP 2012, p. 32). There has been significant improvement since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, but cultural and religious norms, lack of separate sanitation facilities, and security concerns continue to have strong effects. To bridge this gap, the WFP distributes a monthly ration of 3.7 liters of vegetable oil to girls, conditional upon a minimum school attendance of 22 days per month. Take-home rations may be an ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Mexico

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family"(53)
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Recent figures reveal that 33% of teachers in Afghanistan are comprised of women and 240 women are serving as judges" (para 1). "In capital Kabul, 78% of the teachers are women" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan

"Where discriminatory social norms exist, they can be displaced only by the requirements of equal treatment imposed under legislation providing women be fully informed about their rights and of the advantages of asserting them. Yet, the illiteracy of many poor rural women, their almost complete lack of legal literacy, and language barriers make achievement of these goals difficult"(25-26)
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"The Pakistan province of Punjab, the largest and wealthiest province of the country, introduced a female school stipend program in 2004. This was part of a broader program inaugurated in 2003, the Punjab Education Sector Reform Program (PESRP)...The female stipend component was launched in 15 of the 34 provincial districts, chosen on the basis of their low literacy rate. Benefiting girls receive a stipend amounting to slightly more than the average cost of schooling. Receipt of benefits is conditional on a girl’s enrollment in grade 6, 7, or 8 in a government girls school in a target district, and on her maintenance of class attendance on at least 80% of ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions...It includes an important Gender Action Plan to tackle some of the gender-related ambiguiities of CCT programs (Box 5). Compliance with conditionalities includes not only education and health, but also attendance at family development sessions, which include modules on health and nutrition instruction for mothers"(53-54)