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Latest items for LR-DATA-1

Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Unemployment among literate women reached 84% [in 2013], a figure that does not reflect Palestinian women’s ambition and their desire to join the job market"(para 5). This statement was made by Iman Assaf, National Committee for Women's Employment coordinator and head of the Gender Unit at the Ministery of Labor in Ramallah (ENB-Coder Comment)."The guideline [Guideline for Women's Employment Rights] was issued in two versions. The first is a simplified version in which the rights and duties of employed women are stated in a graphic and colorful way to promote them among women who do not have a high educational level"(para 8)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Most widows in Nepal are illiterate and two thirds are under 35, compounding the risks of abuse, activists say"(para 21). The article states that Nepal has around half a million widows (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"More than 70 percent of Moroccan women in country areas cannot read or write and the figures are much higher for Amazigh women" (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LR-DATA-1

The illiteracy rate among the population 15 years and older in 2005 was 2.7 percent, of which women made up 2.8 percent. (HDI: P1)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Gradually, Afghani got involved with an Afghan women’s rights group in Peshawar. And over time, she formed her own organization, later named the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO). She decided to take an Islamic approach, which made it possible for her to teach literacy classes for women in refugee camps. 'It was not easy to enter into those communities,' she explains. 'But when we used Islamic education as an entry point, we had a very good experience'"(para 10)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Gradually, [Jamila] Afghani got involved with an Afghan women’s rights group in Peshawar. And over time, she formed her own organization, later named the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO). She decided to take an Islamic approach, which made it possible for her to teach literacy classes for women in refugee camps. 'It was not easy to enter into those communities,' she explains. 'But when we used Islamic education as an entry point, we had a very good experience.'After 2001, when the Taliban were ousted from power in Afghanistan, scores of refugees started returning to the country, Afghani among them. She began setting up women’s centers where literacy was ...more
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Uganda is 86 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in South Africa is 98 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Namibia is 95 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Ghana is 78 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Kenya is 93 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Sri Lanka is 99 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Niger aged 15-24 is 23 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Rwanda is 77 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Sierra Leone is 46 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Zambia is 68 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Mali is 31 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Congo is 62 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Chad is 37 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in India is 74 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Bangladesh is 76 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Nepal is 75 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Liberia is 80 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Nigeria is 65 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Tanzania is 76 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Ethiopia is 39 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, the literacy rate for women in Pakistan is 59 percent (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"According to some statists the female literacy rate in the province is low as 32% which is the matter of great concern" (22).
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"[There are] Reports of low literacy levels among ethnic and other minority communities, in particular, older women from the Ainu and Buraku ethnic communities" (10)
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Half of Muslim women in India are illiterate...according to a 2014 study by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, a Muslim women’s advocacy group" (p 5)