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Latest items for ASR-DATA-2

March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-DATA-2

"Along with that, all the fields of sports and cultural life are totally accessible for women without any discrimination. Historically Georgian women have been very well skilled and successful participants of sports activities, as well as of cultural life in the broadest possible sense. It shall be mentioned herewith that currently Georgia along with others has a National Archery Team of Women, fully funded by the State and with a number of world-known women archers. A National Judo Team of Women unifies around 100 women in three different age groups. The Team is fully funded by the State. There are several internationally well-known women members of the Team. There are ...more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

""We do not have any figures on women's participation in school-related sports. However, it is popular for both to play until a certain age, and then mainly boys." Natalya Bochkor" (19)
Dec. 19, 2015, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, ASR-DATA-2

"But I think I can hold on, just barely, by the skin of my teeth, and the grit I’ve developed living while female. I can hold on because of one more story in the paper, by my friend Petula Dvorak, about a youth basketball team that was disqualified from competing in a national tournament because one of its members is a girl. This team, with its point guard Kymora Johnson, had competed for the past two years without incident. But a recent regulation change, restricting participants to those of the male variety, went into effect this year. Girls can only sit on the bench. 'We have no problem with the ...more
Aug. 21, 2015, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"On the other hand, 29.7 per cent of the students still attending the sports high schools were girls according to 2013-2014 school year data (The MEB Statistics). The data of the school year of 2012-2013 pointed out that 32.2 per cent, of those who continued to the Academies of Physical Education and Sports and 37.2 per cent of those attending the Schools of Sports Sciences and Technologies were girls" (23)
Aug. 19, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"Three women’s sports centres have been established and are frequented by 600 women. There are also 26 Qatari women who provide training in different kinds of sports, in addition to a number of women trainers of other nationalities" (58).
June 15, 2015, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"More than half of all boys (53 percent) and less than one-fifth of all girls (18 percent) engage in sport activities. Among those who attend sport groups, boys account for 61 percent and girls for 39 percent" (48)
May 6, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"School games in nine different sports are organized annually (basketball, volleyball, handball, track-and-field athletics, table tennis, badminton, chess, swimming, football), in which the girls-to-boys ratio in the senior age group was 45:55 for 2008 and 40:60 for 2009" (27)
Sept. 17, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"A wide variety of domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. The authorities often were cooperative and responsive to the views of such groups" (Section 5).
Feb. 27, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"Participation in sports among men and women in the Netherlands is approximately the same, around 70%. Among boys and girls to the age of 18 this is as high as 80%. ‘Participation in sports'means that someone exercised at least 12 times in the past year. This includes sporting in sports associations, exercising in fitness centres and ‘unorganised'sport (e.g. solo running or cycling)" (90). "With respect to membership of sports associations, women are somewhat underrepresented compared to men (28% compared to 34%). For girls and boys the difference is even smaller (49% compared to 53%). We are also seeing a trend whereby traditional women's and men's sports disappear. In sports like ...more
Dec. 19, 2011, 6:59 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"However, much more boys and young men than girls and young women go in for sports" (32). "By the data of Lithuania’s Sports Statistical Yearbook, 97 sport schools operated in the country in 2006; they were attended by 46,253 schoolchildren, including 13,098 girls. In Lithuania, the overall number of children who attend sport schools is decreasing, girls being no exception. Differently, the number of women in sports has been growing since 2000 (cf. 27.8% in 2000, 27.19% in 2002, 27.98% in 2004, and 29.55% in 2006). There are young women even in very 'manly' branches of sport: currently, 13 young women attend boxing classes; 411 football; 472 judo; 32 Greek ...more
Nov. 29, 2010, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

From 2002-2008 in the major sporting events participated in by both men and women, women made up 24% of the total number of athletes who participated. (Table 18, page 56)
Sept. 24, 2010, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ASR-DATA-2

"While it is culturally acceptable for women to participate in all sports, there are still traces of sex stereotyping in sports pursued by boys and girls. For example, fewer girls play cricket and soccer (football), however women in the Bahamas have become famous for their achievements in representing the Bahamas in track and field and swimming internationally. In addition, sports facilities are however equally accessible to both men and women, and boys and girls.Ó (94)
Nov. 16, 2009, 11:27 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, ASR-DATA-2

"Sports and games are part of the curriculum followed by pupils from grade 1 to grade 12 for both boys and girls; there is no discrimination in this area. There are now more women supervisors than men supervisors, and gymnasiums and playing fields are available for all. At the level of higher education, a recent study has shown that men students do better than women students at winning prizes for excellence in sports: 44.6 per cent of the former have some sort of sporting achievement to their credit, compared to 25.2 per cent of the latter at public universities, while the corresponding figures for private universities are 15 per cent ...more
Sept. 17, 2009, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, ASR-DATA-2, SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2, SRACE-LAW-1

MACAU ONLY: "Regarding sports and physical education, there are, in the educational system, mandatory curricular activities as well as supplementary activities with optional attendance, which include sports. Both genders have access to them without any type of distinction (1 and 2 of Decision 18/SAAEJ/93, of 26 July). Special importance is given to physical education since it is considered desirable to practise sports in school. Sports in school aims not only at promoting student's physical condition, but also at understanding sports as a cultural factor in order to stimulate solidarity, cooperation, autonomy and creativity. All sports programmes, both professional and recreational, are conceived regardless of gender. In the MSAR, there are ...more
Sept. 17, 2009, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, ASR-DATA-2, SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2, SRACE-LAW-1, EMCMS-LAW-1

"The Eighth Students' Annual Sports Festival was held in Hakha, the capital of Chin state, inMarch 1998. Altogether 798 girl athletes (about 34 per cent of the total athletes) competed for nine sports activities, individually as well as in teams. At every festival, there is a cultural fashion show and beauty contest for girl students. The beauty queen is awarded a golden crown, golden sceptre and scholarship for her study at the tertiary level. Nineteen outstanding women athletes, who are able to represent the country, have emerged from these festivals" (16).
Sept. 16, 2009, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, ASR-DATA-2, SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2, SRACE-LAW-1

"Bahrain is a leading Arabian Gulf country in the field of women's sports. Physical education is a basic part of the day in girls schools at all educational levels. Extracurricular athletic activities are also held, including many competitions and championships. To promote school athletics, the Ministry of Education has established school training centres for the practice of athletic activities-including gymnastics, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and ballet-after regular school hours. The Girl Scout Movement was established in Bahrain in 1970, and the Daisy Girl Scouts were formed in 1971. The Girl Scout Movement undertakes many activities and participates in Arab and international activities. Women's athletic activity at the University of Bahrain has ...more