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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).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"For more than a decade, investigators found, the school (Tokyo Medical University) had systematically altered entrance-exam scores to restrict the number of female students and to award admission to less-qualified male applicants. The supposed rationale, that female doctors are prone to leave the profession after marriage or childbirth, only inflamed a national debate on gender inequality" (para. 1).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"A catalyst of social change, Ms. Rashid said, is the growing number of Saudi women who are graduating from college, traveling abroad on scholarships and entering the work force" (para 19).
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Mrs. Khanzadi, 23, wife of Mehboob Ali Lohr, resident of Jacobabad, Sindh, was stopped by her family members from pursuing her education after 12th Grade" (para 2). Women may receive pressure from families to get married instead of futhering their education (KYK - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"...the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, which overemphasize the traditional roles of women as mothers and spouses and continue to affect their educational and professional choices" (4).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"In much of the country, education has been traditionally less valued for women than men. Recent government policies encouraging girls to go to school have contributed to increases in school attendance by girls" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"While women have equal rights under the law, they were only slowly emerging from a traditional culture characterized by male dominance, a general reluctance to educate women, and a widespread belief that women should devote themselves primarily to childbearing" (11).