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Latest items for LR-DATA-1

March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Cultural and traditional gender bias and lower levels of literacy, education, and economic empowerment prevented women from participating in the political process to the same extent as men" (para 72). "Nevertheless, women had significantly lower levels of literacy, education, and formal and nontraditional employment opportunities, as well as lower rates of access to resources for farming" (para 92).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The coefficient of access to education for women (0.980) is higher than for men (0.952); the overall average is 0.967 — making it possible to assess the literacy rate of population aged 15 years and older, as well as the extent of educational enrolment of the population" (25).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Due to high levels of illiteracy, most citizens preferred television and radio to print media" (16). "Internet usage remained relatively low due to high prices, a lack of local content, and illiteracy" (19).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar, Qatar
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5, LR-DATA-1

"The report shows a rise in the adult literacy rate for both sexes, from 96.7 per cent in the 2015 report to 97.8 per cent in the 2016 report" (8).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Ninety-five percent of women are literate" (29).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LR-DATA-1

""The problem is that 30% of women are illiterate in Egypt today," she explains." (para 35).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its achievements on education (a female adult literacy rate of 97.71 per cent and a female youth literacy rate of 99.43 per cent)" (8).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Four in 10 (42%) women and 69% of men age 15-49 are literate" (33).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"It is equally concerned that illiteracy rates and secondary school dropout rates for girls in rural and remote areas and in indigenous communities and communities of African descent remain disproportionately high compared with the rest of the population, often owing to poverty, early pregnancy, early marriage and child labour" (11).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the high level of literacy and education in the State party" (pg. 12).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The literacy rate in the 25-49 age group is 69 per cent for women and 77 per cent for men. However, this rate varies greatly from region to region. For example, the rate corresponds to 55 per cent women / 70 per cent men in the southern region but 76 per cent women / 79 per cent men in the central region. It is worth noticing that literacy rates are higher among younger age groups and the index of equality between girls and boys in primary and secondary education levels is almost the same.16 In the year 2011-2012 the Lao Social Indicator Survey tested literacy rates by giving short and...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LR-DATA-1

Table 10 shows literacy and illiteracy rates disaggregated by sex and area in persons 15 years or older. For men in urban areas, the 97.4% know how to read and write, 0.9% only know how to read, 0.1% only know how to write and 1.6% does not know how to do either. For women in urban areas 96.9% know how to read and write, 1.1% only know how to read, 0.1% only know how to write and 1.8% does not know how to do either. For men in rural areas, the 89.9% know how to read and write, 2.1% only know how to read, 0.5% only know how to write...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LR-DATA-1

Table: Drop-out rate and literacy rate in WLB surveyed ethnic areas indicates that the overall literacy rate in Karenni/Kayah State is 40%, 18% in Rakhaing State, 23% in Sagaing Region, 25% in Shan State, and 27% in Tanintharyi Region (page 38).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"It is also concerned about the disparities in illiteracy rates between women living in urban areas (5.3%) and women living in rural areas (18.2%)" (8).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"According to 2012 UN statistics, the female youth literacy rate was 98.5 percent, and the adult female literacy rate was 90.3 percent of the men’s" (para 160)
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LR-DATA-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that literacy rates for ages 15-24 are, overall, 77.8% for women and 86.9% for men, for a national average of 80.2%. In Moroni, the capital, literacy rates are 87.3% for women and 91.3% for men; in other cities, 90.3% for women and 89.8% for men; in all urban areas, 89.4% for women and 91.2% for men; in rural areas, 72.4% for women and 84.1% for men (page xix) (translated from original French by ARR). "The data in these tables [3.3.1 and 3.3.2] indicate that 63% of women and 77% of men age 15-49 are...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"A significant portion of the population, estimated as high as 50 percent, was functionally illiterate" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Illiteracy among citizen women largely was eliminated" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1, LR-DATA-1

"Citizenship is derived either by birth within the country’s territory or from one’s parents" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The literacy rate for women was approximately 57 percent versus 75 percent for men, according to the 2011 census" (32).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Widespread female illiteracy also limited women’s ability to navigate the legal system" (29).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Women had significantly lower levels of literacy" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, while 78.7 percent of women between 15 and 24 years were literate, 89.2 percent of men were literate within the same age group" (21).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The justice system remains inaccessible to most women . . . owing to their high illiteracy rate" (page 4). "[The Committee] notes that barriers to the participation of women in political and public life include widespread illiteracy" (page 9). "The Committee remains concerned (see CEDAW/C/MLI/CO/5, para. 27) at the extremely low completion rate for girls at the secondary level owing to, among other things, early and child marriage, early pregnancy, indirect school costs, child labour and a preference for sending boys to school, resulting in a very high illiteracy rate (76 per cent) among women in the State party" (page 9).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on having achieved Millennium Development Goal 2 on universal access to primary education and a higher literacy rate for girls than boys in both basic and functional literacy" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: LR-DATA-1

“[There is a] low literacy rate among women from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities” (9)
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"The Committee is, however, concerned at the disadvantaged position of women in rural and remote areas, who form the majority of women in the State party. It is particularly concerned about: (a) The high incidence of poverty and illiteracy" (page 13).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The fact that education is free and accessible ensures a high level of education and literacy. According to the 2012 population census, the literacy of the population aged 15 years and older was 99.8 per cent among women and 99.9 percent among men, and for those aged 15-24 years, both women and men stood at 99.9 per cent. The literacy rate of men and women in Turkmenistan is very high and almost identical across the sexes. That was facilitated by the high level of the educational coverage of children and young people in Turkmenistan at both the primary and secondary levels" (26).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LR-DATA-1

" . . . in parts of the south-east of the State party, it is reported that nearly 50 per cent of girls are illiterate and even more do not continue education after primary school, owing to poverty and language barriers, given that public education is not accessible in Kurdish" (page 13).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"Twenty-three percent of women and 17% of men are illiterate" (page 51).