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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-3

Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"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)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Kanunga had to confront other leaders who didn’t share his perspective. 'It was very hard for me to speak about it, even after being taught the effects of the female genital mutilation,' he says. 'When I stood up to oppose female genital mutilation, people were shocked. They questioned why the defender of our culture was going against our tradition. But I believe the girl-child should be given a voice, a right to education and a right to life. Girls are a very important element of our society. If we educate them, they can change the community'"(para 8)."In the Maasai community, as soon as a girl undergoes circumcision, she is considered ...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-3

"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)."The sermons delivered by imams about the importance of education have also helped many women persuade their families to let them study. In fact, some 6,000 imams in Afghanistan have participated in Afghani’s training program"(para 4)."'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 ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2, IAD-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Son you should focus on your studies instead of wasting your time playing on your phone at all times. You need to study hard! After all, you will be the one who shall take care of us when we are old and eventually inherit our property". The father tells his son this at 0:01. He also has a daughter (ENB-Coder Comment)
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
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)
April 4, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Although approximately 3 million girls in Bangladesh are enrolled in madrassa schools, the majority will not complete secondary school or transition to university, and only the smallest percentage will enter the labor market...So, even though madrassa education may be free of cost in many cases—a traditional barrier many girls face in enrolling in private school barriers related to the quality of girls’ education discourages their retention and completion in madrassas" (Para 4). "One issue is that madrassa education often puts girls’ education as secondary to that of boys. For example, the majority of madrassas around the country use a cloth curtain to divide the boys from the girls in the ...more
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"While compulsory through age 14, education through the secondary level is not obligatory, and girls were significantly less likely than boys to be educated to the secondary school level" (17).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Boys generally completed an additional seven years of secondary school or attended a program of vocational study after primary education. Domestic work and childbearing limited secondary education attendance for many girls in rural areas" (24).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Although the educational system did not discriminate against girls, societal attitudes resulted in lower school enrollment rates for girls in some regions" (21).
Jan. 31, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"When families paid private-school tuition, boys generally were more likely to attend schools than girls. An approximately equal number of girls and boys attended public schools, but fewer girls graduated" (11).
Jan. 30, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"According to the most recent World Bank Development Indicators database, six girls attended primary school for every 10 boys. Most children did not attend secondary school" (19).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"But, their continuation with education is breaking down due to various socio-economic and cultural reasons. Socio-cultural attitudes in the form of growing fundamentalism, increasing incidence of sexual violence and harassment against girls are also identified as contributing factors behind girl’s dropout of the school system. Gender disparity is significantly high in higher education (university level). In 2001, among the total student at public universities, only 24.3 percent were female students whereas, male enrollment comprises almost 3 times higher (75.7 percent) than that of the female. It is also observed that, over the years, both male and female enrollment at university level is increasing with a slower rate" (11). "Traditionally, women ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"But the marriage slump — caused in large part by China’s aging population and the legacy of its harsh one-child policy — has a silver lining. It also stems from the rise of an educated population of women. Specialists in economics, demography and sociology say some of those women are delaying marriage to build careers and establish financial footing, resulting in a more empowered female population that no longer views marriage as the only route to security" (para 5). This trend indicates improving attitudes toward women's education (KH- CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"According to the 2006 and 2011 I-MICS, the proportion of women with less than secondary education is around 55 percent, with little variation across age groups" (10). This trend likely indicates gender biased societal attitudes regarding the importance of a woman's education (KH-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"Girls did not have equal access to primary education: 65 percent of girls were enrolled in the first year of school, but only 23 percent of girls finished the six years of primary school, according to a 2007 UNESCO study. At the secondary level, a majority of girls dropped out at age 14 or 15 due to societal pressure to marry and bear children" (21).
Jan. 18, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The Ministries of Social Affairs and of Women’s Empowerment and the Family noted that contraceptive prevalence was higher in urban centers than in rural areas, with a rate of 4 percent of uneducated women living with a partner, as opposed to 25 percent of those with primary education and 48 percent of those with secondary or higher education" (32).
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"According to international organization reports, enrollment dropped relatively sharply for girls after primary school in urban areas, while post-primary school enrollment for boys dropped relatively steeply in rural areas" (23).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"As in previous years, female students have continued to prevail in higher vocational colleges, higher education institutions and universities offering programmes of health care, social work and education. A change was recorded in study programmes in the areas of science, mathematics and computer science, where the share of female students increased by almost ten percentage points in the 2004–2011 period. The share of female students completing education has been higher than for male students. The number of post-graduate students increased as well. In 2011, a master’s degree was obtained by 1,630 students, of whom 896 were women, accounting for 60.5 per cent. A doctoral degree was attained by 469 persons, ...more
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Except for the last two years, the number of students attending universities and higher education institutions has been increasing consistently. At present, every second Slovenian resident in the 19 to 24 age group is enrolled in tertiary education. Ten years ago, only 35 per cent of the population of this age group was enrolled in the tertiary education" (32)
Nov. 22, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Beninese children are required to attend only six years of primary school, through age 11" (25).
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"There was no significant difference in the treatment and attendance of boys and girls" (39).
Nov. 10, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Primary education was free and compulsory through fifth grade, and the government offered subsidies to parents to keep girls in class through 10th grade...Enrollments in primary schools showed gender parity, but educational attainment was low for boys and girls and the percentage of girls declined in later secondary years" (27).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“The net attendance ratio falls from 94% in primary school to 42% in secondary school. Girls and boys are about equally likely to attend primary school, but girls are much more likely than boys to attend secondary school” (7). “Overall, 86% of males age 6 and over in Lesotho have ever attended school, compared with 95% of females (Tables 2.13.1 and 2.13.2).The proportions of women and men who have completed secondary school or gone beyond secondary school are identical (10%). Median educational attainment is slightly higher for females (5.7 years) than for males (4.0 years)” (13). “Ninety-five percent of girls age 6-12 attend primary school compared with 92% of boys ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“School attendance is higher among girls than among boys age 6-15, but boys age 16-20 and age 21-24 are more likely to be in school than girls” (20). “The majority of Bangladeshis age 6 and older have attended school. Twenty-three percent of men and 27 percent of women have never attended school. Gender difference in primary education is very little. However, men are more likely to complete secondary school or to attain a higher education compared with women (17 percent versus 12 percent)” (21). “There has been an increase in the proportions of men and women who have completed secondary or higher education since 2011. For men, the proportion has ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“About one in five females and males have completed some primary education (19 percent and 21 percent, respectively). Six percent of females and 9 percent of males have more than a secondary education. Large percentages of both females (40 percent) and males (30 percent) have no education” (25). “Median number of years of educational attainment is higher for males (4.7 years) than for females (1.7 years)” (25). “The results in Tables 2.12.1 and 2.12.2 show that 59 percent of children age 6-12 attend primary school and 49 percent of children age 13-18 attend secondary school. There are differences in the NARs for males and females at both the primary and ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“Table 2.4 indicates that the NAR for primary school is 91, which means that 91 percent of children who should be attending primary school are doing so. This is higher by 5 percentage points than the level in 2000. The corresponding figures for secondary school are much lower at 47 percent and 43 percent, respectively” (12). “There is no discrimination between male and female children in attending primary school; the NAR is 91 for both boys and girls. Net attendance ratios for primary school are higher in urban than in rural areas, and are 95 percent or higher in Caprivi, Karas, Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto” (12). “Secondary school attendance is ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“Among females age 6 and older, 27 percent have some primary education, 5 percent have completed primary school only, 39 percent have some secondary education or have completed secondary school, and 4 percent have more than a secondary school education” (26). “Findings show that females in the northern half of the country are disadvantaged. The percentage of females who have never been to school is high in Northern (59 percent), followed by Upper West (53 percent) and Upper East (45 percent), as compared with only 14 percent of females in Greater Accra. On the other hand, 20 percent of females in Greater Accra have completed secondary education or higher, compared ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“As expected, more men (13 percent and 8 percent, respectively) than women (10 percent and 7 percent, respectively) have completed a secondary education and more than a secondary education” (25). “Nationally, the median number of years of schooling completed is slightly higher among males (6.3 years) than females (5.8 years). Over the years, median number of years of schooling completed has been increasing among both men (from 5.0 in 2003 and 6.0 in 2008-09 to 6.3 in 2014) and women (from 4.3 in 2003 and 5.2 in 2008-09 to 5.8 in 2014)” (26). “The NAR is 86 percent at the primary school level. It is slightly higher for girls (87 ...more