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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-2

June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Government policy provided women with equal opportunities for education, and this policy effectively eliminated the previous gender gap in education attainment. Women outnumbered men in Omani Universities. In the country, 29 percent of women have some college education, compared with 21 percent of men have some" (Pg 16).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Individuals with disabilities faced difficulties accessing higher education. The law permits universities to exclude candidates with disabilities who would otherwise be qualified. A regulation mandates accommodations for students with disabilities when taking the national university entrance exam" (60).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"CIGEF is implementing a capacity building program for university staff, both lecturers and administrative staff, to promote better gender mainstreaming in teaching and investigation at the University, and a gender sensitive organizational culture. In 2016, 73 students, 4 lectures and 33 administrative staff were trained in all 3 campuses of the University. Four courses at UniCV already include gender modules or contents" (41).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Gender equality is part of essential strategic documents in the tertiary education sector. The Performance Agreement for 2016-2018 specifies the goals from the Austrian University Development Plan. It requires to promote gender equality in university personnel and measures to support reconciliation of work and private life must be defined. In 2015, the reconciliation of university studies or work with care duties for children or care-dependent family members were defined as a guiding principle in the Universities Act" (22).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to address discriminatory stereotypes in education, in particular at the tertiary level, but remains concerned that: (a) Gender-stereotyped educational materials in schools and universities have an impact on traditional career choices made by women and girls and, while gender-sensitive teaching materials have been developed in a number of cantons, this practice has not been uniformly applied throughout the State party" (12).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Introduction of gender equality into plans and programmes of higher education and scientific community (36 newly promoted MA’s in gender studies attended the Postgraduate Gender Study, which was established within the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University in Sarajevo University, and at the initiative of and with support of the GEA BiH, MHRR BiH)" (17). "The percentage of representation of girls and girls in education has not significantly changed from the previous CEDAW report. The available data show that the number of women holding the title of masters and doctors of science has increased, and it is higher than that of men. For example, the percentage of women who...more
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 89% agreed and 8% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 84% of men and 94% of women agreed and 13% of men and 4% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 5% (7% of men and 3% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 83% of women), 7% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (5% of men and 9% of women) and 5% did not know (6% of men and 5% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 95% of women agreed and 9% of men and 3% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 5% (8% of men and 3% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 83% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 86% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (3% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 87% agreed and 11% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 82% of men and 93% of women agreed and 16% of men and 6% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 12% (17% of men and 6% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 77% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (73% of men and 80% of women), 8% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (5% of men and 12% of women) and 3% did not know (4% of men and 2% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 96% of women agreed and 10% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 13% (18% of men and 8% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 70% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (68% of men and 72% of women), 11% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 15% of women) and 6% did not know (7% of men and 5% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 89% agreed and 9% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 86% of men and 93% of women agreed and 12% of men and 6% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 14% (19% of men and 8% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 69% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (68% of men and 70% of women), 19% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 13% of women) and 8% did not know (6% of men and 9% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 94% of women agreed and 7% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (4% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 87% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (85% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 87% agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 86% of men and 89% of women agreed and 8% of men and 6% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 4% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (83% of men and 81% of women), 9% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 12% of women) and 5% did not know (5% of men and 6% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 96% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 94% of men and 97% of women agreed and 3% of men and 2% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 84% of women), 9% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 12% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 93% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 92% of men and 95% of women agreed and 4% of men and 2% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 4% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 85% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (82% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 6% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 95% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 94% of men and 96% of women agreed and 4% of men and 3% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 5% (8% of men and 2% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 79% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (78% of men and 79% of women), 11% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 16% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 3% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 5% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 93% of women agreed and 5% of men and 4% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (82% of men and 81% of women), 10% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 14% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 4% of women)...more
March 28, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 86% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (83% of men and 88% of women), 7% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (5% of men and 8% of women) and 5% did not know (6% of men and 3% of women) (3). Regarding the question 'Univerity more important': a total of 2% (2% of men and 2% of women) agreed that muniversity education is more important for women, 87% agreed that University education is equally important for both (83% of men...more
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (4% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (84% of men and 80% of women), 10% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 14% of women) and 5% did not know (6% of men and 5% of women) (3). Regarding the question 'University more important': a total of 3% (4% of men and 2% of women) agreed that muniversity education is more important for women, 90% agreed that University education is equally important for both (89% of men...more
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (3% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 79% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (82% of men and 77% of women), 14% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (10% of men and 18% of women) and 4% did not know (4% of men and 4% of women) (3). Regarding the question 'University more important': a total of 5% (5% of men and 6% of women) agreed that muniversity education is more important for women, 86% agreed that University education is equally important for both (87% of men...more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"In previous years the government sought to overcome traditional discriminatory attitudes toward women and encouraged women’s education by providing equal access to educational institutions, including universities" (para 195). "Societal pressure for early marriage and childbearing interfered with girls’ educational progress, particularly in rural areas, where dropout rates for female students remained high" (para 207).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The Guide to School Coexistence was developed and disseminated to the country’s educational establishments. It contains recommendations to ensure that sexist and discriminatory behaviour is avoided in educational practice and that actions are undertaken that will favour the promotion of human rights and the prevention of any kind of violence and bullying in schools. The dissemination of the document on Basic Learning Rights gave teachers a tool to enhance their classroom practice and curriculum design, lending focus to the exercise of family co-responsibility, since the document provides a reference on what children are expected to learn at each grade level" (15).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"It is clear from table 5 that the percentages of females in Government and private schools was greater than 50 per between 2012 and 2015. That is a high indicator that reflects the fact that females in the State of Qatar stay in school for the duration of their education all the way through the secondary level even though there is no law making education at that level compulsory" (35). "Females have high rates of acceptance, surpassing those for males in some faculties and some years. In the light of the pressing need of the State for females in the health care field, Qatar University has opened faculties that accept...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Government authorities have taken measures to ensure equality between men and women in the field of education, the most important of which focus on: (...) (ii) Improving the enrolment and retention rates of women and girls in higher education (in science, mathematics and technology);" (9). This implies that there are societal attitudes that consider that univerity education, specially in STEM areas, are not that valuable in women (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"It is concerned about the recent decision by the Council for Higher Education to expand segregated campuses and introduce fully segregated classrooms within universities" (pg. 3) Segregated classrooms result in unbalanced resources and quality of education (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "The fact that women remain underrepresented in high-level academic positions and in scientific fields" (pg. 13)
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Nigerian women still have unequal access to higher education, about 37% of the total UI student body was female at the time of the research presented in this article. Moreover, as the research found, part of the lived experience of being a woman on a Nigerian university campus is being portrayed and treated as subordinate. This subordination is ostensibly due to 'traditional culture,' as well as social and familial factors which view women as inherently fragile, dependent on male protection and requiring surveillance and control" (para 4).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father'" (para 8)."Fati’s and Aichatou’s stories of forced marriage are common in Niger, which, at 75 per cent, has the world’s highest rate of child marriage and, at 10 per cent, one of its lowest rates of girls enrolled in secondary school." (para 9).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The Lao PDR made progress related to MDG2 (Achieve Universal Primary Education), reflected through the indicators such as net enrolment rate in primary education, survival rate to Grade 5 of primary education, gross enrolment rate in lower secondary education, gross enrolment rate in upper secondary education and index for gender equality between boys and girls at ages 3-5. With regard to pre-school and primary education, gender equality would be achieved by 2015. A big gap will still remain however on gender equality at higher education" (Pg 26-27).
Jan. 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"When Ameera Ahmad Harouda began working as a fixer in Gaza in 2005, she was the first woman in a man's world. Since then, an increasing number of women have entered the profession, by choice or necessity, or some degree of both. They are young, English-speaking, educated, ambitious – in a society where one fifth of the population has a higher education qualification, but youth unemployment has reached 60 percent, and women remain less likely to find work after university" (para 2).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned that the representation of women in… higher education… remains extremely weak." (8). "The Committee is further concerned about the overall low number of women pursuing tertiary education, in particular in non-traditional fields of study, which limits their access to the employment market and their opportunities therein" (9).