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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

April 28, 2024, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls in rural areas are particularly disadvantaged. According to a 2017-2018 Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey, girls in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for example, were 23 percentage points less likely than boys in rural areas, and 46 percentage points less likely than boys in urban areas, to enter grade 12" (para 4).
March 30, 2024, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[No information is provided] on school attendance and drop-out rates among the Roma population and children with disabilities" (11).
Feb. 20, 2024, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The enrolment rate among girls at the secondary level remains low, owing to insecurity, forced marriage and pregnancy" (10).
Jan. 29, 2024, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[There is]disproportionately low enrolment and completion rates at all levels of education among Roma girls, rural girls, refugee and asylum-seeking girls, girls with disabilities and girls who are victims of child marriage, gender-based violence or trafficking, throughout the State party" (11).
Jan. 23, 2024, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[T]he enrolment of girls and women in scientific fields of study and in higher education [has increased]" (10).
Jan. 16, 2024, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Enrolment statistics show that girls enrolled more than boys in secondary and tertiary education. However, the likelihood of attaining secondary and tertiary education is higher among men compared to women. Fewer females continue to enrol in science and technology fields than males" (7). "As shown in the previous Country Report regarding enrolment, girls consistently enrol in larger numbers than boys in secondary and tertiary education (page 51 of the CEDAW/C/BOT/3). For secondary education, more females than males were enrolled in 2009. Botswana observes the same pattern on enrolment as confirmed by the African Gender and Development Index Botswana Report of 2012. An analysis of the 2011 Population and Housing Census...more
Jan. 4, 2024, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among residents aged 25 to 34 years in 2020, 79.8 per cent have tertiary qualifications, up from 77.5 per cent in 2016. For the same age group in 2020, 82.7 per cent of females have tertiary qualifications, up from 79.6 per cent in 2016. Drop-out rates in primary and secondary schools are very low. In 2020, the cohort drop-out rates for females in primary schools and secondary schools was less than 1 per cent" (22). "In 2020, girls made up 47 per cent of the students in the Singapore Sports School; 23 per cent in the National University of Singapore High School; 27 per cent in the School of Science...more
Jan. 3, 2024, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2020, women made up 39 per cent, 48 per cent and 50 per cent of the full-time student enrolment at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities respectively... 25 per cent of the electronics/info-communications technology courses in ITE; 52 per cent of the architecture and building courses, 64 per cent of the natural, physical and mathematical sciences courses, and 27 per cent of the information technology courses in polytechnics; and 54 per cent of the natural, physical and mathematical sciences courses, and 58.9 per cent of architecture and building courses in universities" (22).
Nov. 6, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The proportion of girls receiving preschool education has continued to rise… As at the end of 2018, 46.56 million young children were studying in preschools across the country, 21.77 million of whom were girls" (18). "In 2018, the net enrolment rate of primary school-age girls was close to 100 per cent. The completion rate of compulsory education reached 94.2 per cent, with 46.5 per cent of children in school being girls" (18). "There are 18.6 million girls enrolled in senior secondary schools, accounting for 47.3 per cent of all enrolled students. More than half of the students in regular high schools have been girls since 2015, and that ratio reached...more
Oct. 30, 2023, 12:56 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Since January 2014, in the Ministry 105 female officials have enrolled in academic certificate and degree programmes, 130 have received training abroad and approximately 5,300 have participated in theoretical and professional training" (18).
Oct. 27, 2023, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"More than half of students in higher education are women. As at the end of 2017, some 14.47 million female students were enrolled in undergraduate programmes in the country’s regular higher education institutions, accounting for 52.5 per cent of all enrolled students. For adult education, 3.2 million female students are currently enrolled in undergraduate programmes in adult higher education institutions, accounting for 58.8 per cent of all enrolled students. Among students enrolled in graduate programmes, 1.278 million, or 48.4 per cent, are women. A higher percentage of women are receiving vocational education and technical training, especially government-subsidized vocational training" (19).
Sept. 30, 2023, 4 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1, AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to increase access for women and girls to all levels of education. It notes that the percentage of children not enrolled in secondary education is below 1 per cent, according to official data, and welcomes the initiation, in 2017, of mandatory monitoring of school enrolment." (p.12).
Sept. 22, 2023, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to UNESCO, enrollment rates were higher for boys than for girls, especially at the secondary level" (20).
Sept. 18, 2023, 2 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, AFE-DATA-1

"In 2016, more girls attended school than boys, with 98 percent vs. 97 percent enrolled at the primary level. Bhutan’s first woman Dzongda (District Governor), was elected to office in 2012, and its first woman minister in 2013, ushering in a wave of successful woman candidates in 2016: that year witnessed a 68 percent increase in female representation compared to the previous election in 2011" (para.7).
Sept. 18, 2023, 2 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, AFE-DATA-1

"In 2016, more girls attended school than boys, with 98 percent vs. 97 percent enrolled at the primary level. Bhutan’s first woman Dzongda (District Governor), was elected to office in 2012, and its first woman minister in 2013, ushering in a wave of successful woman candidates in 2016: that year witnessed a 68 percent increase in female representation compared to the previous election in 2011" (para.7).
Aug. 24, 2023, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[The state does not c]ollect data on enrolment, absenteeism and dropout rates among women and girls, for all levels of education, disaggregated by location, age and pregnancy status" (9). "[T]he representation of women in higher education is almost 10 per cent higher than that of men" (10).
Aug. 15, 2023, 6:17 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"(a) The disproportionately high levels of illiteracy among women and girls, in particular those living in rural areas and among women and girls with disabilities" (11). "(d) The low percentage of female teachers, which only amounted to 28 per cent at the primary level and 14 per cent at the secondary level in 2015/16 (CEDAW/C/CIV/4, table 6)" (11).
Aug. 8, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[T]o reduce school dropout rates, [the state should focus] on measures to retain girls in rural areas, girls with disabilities and Roma girls, as well as migrant and refugee girls, in school and increase their enrolment at all levels of education" (9). Thsi indicates a decrease of enrolment among these groups (MV- coder comment).
Aug. 8, 2023, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"These efforts have yielded positive results. The current graduation, repetition and dropout rates are all in favour of girls: in a reception class of 100 pupils, 86.7 percent of girls graduate, which is slightly more than boys (85.9 percent); the rate of girls’ enrolment in primary school increased from 88.6 percent in 2008 to 93.86 percent in 2017, with a gender parity index of 1.15 in favour of girls; the number of girls newly enrolled in reception classes increased from 220,258 in 2016 to 229,179 in 2017, or by 8,921; the gender parity index is 1.16 in favour of girls in primary and middle schools and 1.05 in favour of...more
July 25, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[The] enrolment rate of girls in primary education and the integration of comprehensive sexuality education into the national curriculum for children aged 10 to 18 years [has increased]... [There is a] low enrolment rate of women in higher education" (10).
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Today, women are more numerous both among teachers and students at the national educational institutions. Thus, 79% of all teachers at secondary education are women while the number of young girls reaches 47% among students. These figures in vocational education are 69% and 33%, in colleges it is equal to 78% and 65,6%, and in higher education are 53,5% and 49,5% accordingly. The total number of students sent for studying abroad on the basis of the State Program for Studying Abroad is 3558. 30% of that number are girls. There is also an increasing number of young girls in accordance with statistical data of last five years on students of...more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Primary school enrolment rates are now almost universal, with 96.6% of girls and 97.3% of boys enrolled in school as of 2017." (7). "As per the GII, the attainment of some secondary school education has not only improved for women and men, but the attainment gap between the two has also reduced, with 31.3% women and 37.3% men in 2011 having attained some secondary education, to 44.9% women and 49.3% of men in 2017." (7). "On the Committee’s COs around education, specifically regarding improved support for girls’ educational attainment in rural areas including higher education, one of the key achievements of this reporting period is near universal primary net enrolment...more
June 20, 2023, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Enrollment in basic education increased from 1,627,661 students in 2007 to 1,813,244 students in 2018. The rate of enrolment in preschool education was 69.5 percent in 2018. Retention rates improved at all levels, rising from 85.5 percent in 2007 to 89.4 percent in 2018. The percentage of women in the different education modalities is as follows: 49.7 percent in preschool education, 40.2 percent, 53 percent in literacy, in special education, 74.4 percent in teacher training, 48.4 percent in basic and multi-grade primary education, 52.3 percent in primary education for young people and adults, 50.1 percent in secondary education, 50.8 percent in secondary education for young people and adults, and more...more
June 14, 2023, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to the system, in 2018 for every 100 students matriculated in mainstream education only 3 dropped out, and although the highest dropout rate is for males, the right to equitable education prevails because for every 100 boys, 87 attend school and for every 100 women, 88 did so in 2019. For every 100 students, 95 were promoted in the mainstream education system; women accounted for 51 per cent of graduates in 2018... [B]oth men and women have improved their status; however, women reflect greater success after completion of their studies" (20).
June 13, 2023, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2018, out of 82,000 female students, 16,000 completed high school and earned their diplomas. Fifty-one per cent of the high school graduate population is female; educational coverage reached 73.5% at entry level, 95.7% at primary level and 84.1% at secondary level" (3).
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The total number of girls at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in the 2018–2019 academic year was 77 (of those studying for undergraduate degrees, 23 were in international economics and management, 16 in international relations and 20 in international law, with 18 studying for postgraduate degrees). In the 2017 –2018 academic year, 94 girls studied for undergraduate degrees, including 26 in international economics and management, 8 in international relations and 23 in international law, with 19 studying for postgraduate degrees. The total number of girls in the 2016–2017 academic year was 68 (of those taking undergraduate degrees, 24 were in international economics and management, 8 in international relations...more
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[There is] increase in the enrolment rates for women and girls at all levels of education" (9).
March 18, 2023, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"At the tertiary level, enrolment has shown steady progress but the rate of enrolment for females is still lower than males. In 2014/15 enrolment of women was 33 per cent at undergraduate programs and 24 per cent at post-graduate level" (15). "There is also adult and non-formal education meant to address the primary education needs of adult populations. From the 5,990,409 adults that participated in first and second year program 42.8 per cent are females" (15). "To cater for the needs of adult women, the adult and Non-Formal Education Program is implemented especially in rural areas where formal schooling for adults may not be easily available. From 5,990,409 adults within...more
March 11, 2023, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"At secondary level, the GER for girls was consistently lower than boys over the last five years (2010/11–2014/15). In 2014/15 GER in the first cycle of secondary school stood at 38.4 per cent for girls and 41.3 per cent for boys. The GPI has reached 0.93 for first cycle and 0.80 for the second cycle. During the same period the GER for girls in the second cycle that is Grade 11–12 increased from 35 per cent to 48 per cent with an increase in the GPI from 0.56 to 0.87" (14).
March 11, 2023, 7:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Gender Parity Index (GPI) at primary education in 2014/15 stood at 0.92 at national level. Ethiopian regional states of Tigray and Amhara and Diredawa city administration achieved GPI as per the EFA standard (0.97–1.03). Whereas, the rest of the regions17 did not achieve GPI and are far away from the national average. During the five academic years (from 2008/9 to 2013/14) repetition by girls at primary education was lower than that of boys with 7.6 per cent for boys and 7.0 for girls. During the same period, the rate of dropout of girls was higher with 10 per cent compared to boys with 9.9 per cent. During 2008/9–2013/14 the...more