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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1, AFE-DATA-1

"Education is mandatory up to the lower secondary level (six years for primary school and three years for lower secondary), and the law provides for free education up to and including the college level. UNICEF reported that 3.7 million children were not in school due to discrimination, poverty, lack of access, and continuing conflict, among other reasons, 60 percent of whom are girls. Only 16 percent of the country’s schools are for girls, and many of them lack proper sanitation facilities. UNAMA also noted that armed groups tried to restrict girls’ access to education. In April armed men on motorcycles set fire to two girls’ schools outside Farah City in...more
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Women in Estonia are generally more oriented towards higher levels of education than men, their study results are often better and their drop out rate lower. Therefore, they also have more opportunities to choose between different educational pathways" (24).
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Girls represented approximately half of all children enrolled in primary school but were absent more often than boys due to household duties. At the secondary level, child marriage and pregnancy often caused girls to be expelled or otherwise prevented girls from finishing school" (p 23).
July 31, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Of the 60,000 students who drop out of secondary school every year in Tanzania, 5,500 leave due to pregnancy according to World Bank data" (para 5).
July 20, 2021, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The ‘Demographic and Health Survey 2017’ (Kaplan and Meier estimates) indicates that dropout rate is highest for the poorest two quintiles in secondary education.Further, the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (1990-2018) featuring enrolment trends for both boys and girls in primary and secondary education reveals that girls are severely disadvantaged in initial enrolment levels for poorest quantile, and they drop out faster from grades 5-8"(para 5,6).
July 1, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Child representative organisations argue that at least 40 percent of girls have dropped out of school since the first lockdown on March 31 last year" (para 17).
June 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Montenegro's Education Ministry reported that there were 35,719 boys and just 32,787 girls enrolled in the country's primary schools in 2020" (Para 72).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In the reporting period, the percentage share of girls in the total number of primary school graduates was ca. 48 per cent and among lower secondary school leavers – ca. 49 per cent. As for secondary schools, most girls chose general secondary schools (ca. 60 per cent) and only a minority – vocational schools...In the reporting period, girls/women more often gave up education in vocational schools than in schools of general education. The percentage of girls/women leaving education in the reporting period was as follows:Girls who started education at a given stage in 2002: primary schools – 1.88 per cent; lower secondary schools: 2.89 per cent; general secondary schools –...more
May 31, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Figure 1, titled "Maximum level of education reached by females", shows the highest level of education reached by Peruvian girls in different ethnic and racial groups, for those aged 15 or older in rural areas. For mestizo girls, 48.3% attain only a primary education or less, while 39.1% obtain a secondary education, 6.8% receive a higher non-university education, and 5.8% of mestizo girls reach university or higher education. For white Peruvian girls, 65.2% have a primary education or less, 28.3% have a secondary education, 3.4% have a higher non-university education, and 3.1% have a university or college education. Among Afro-Peruvian girls, these figures are 75.2% with primary or less, 23.7%...more
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The WEF report said that although Japan fully closed its gender gap in primary education, the country ranked 147th in political empowerment and 117th in economic participation and opportunity" (para 4).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In all grades and levels of education, including in kindergartens, there is an equal rate of enrolment between girls and boys...at the high school level, there are 110 girls out of 219 students" (57). On page 57 in the table titled, 'Academic year 2006/07,' shows that the percent of girls enrolled in Kindergartens is 48.11%; that 48.32% of enrolled students in primary school are girls; that 47.84% of students enrolled in the mid-level secondary school are girls; that 48.96% of students enrolled in secondary school are girls; and that 54.58% of students enrolled in university are girls (57). "most women between the age of 30 and 34 have taken a...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Over the reporting period, for the first time two court cases of discrimination against women were examined in Ukraine, submitted by the public organization 'La Strada Ukraine' against the Prime Minister Azarov due to his discriminatory statement that there is no place for women in the Government; and against the MIA for discrimination against young girls when entering the Institutions of Higher Education. In both cases, the courts of the first instance did not reveal gender discrimination; the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court left the decisions unchanged" (11). "...in the terms of education generally women are equal to men, even predominating in several case" (33-34).
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Fewer than one in ten adolescent girls (7%) in Solomon Islands graduate from high school—one of the lowest rates in the world" (para 2).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“At the primary level, the trend has been satisfactory, with the number of girls in the system growing by 5.03 per cent per year; in contrast, the number of boys rose by 4.43 per cent for the period 2013–2015” (pp. 32). “At the lower secondary level, the gender parity index reflects a decline in female participation during the reporting period, as the index fell from 0.81 in 2012 to 0.68 in 2015. At the upper secondary level, female participation grew by 32.0 per cent, versus 27.7 per cent for males. As a result, the overall participation of girls at this level of education rose from 0.70 in 2012 to 0.78...more
Jan. 26, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“Gender plays a role in disparity in school attendance. According to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals report, girls are more likely to be excluded from education than boys and it is more common for girls to drop out of school among poor households. Despite free education, the ratio of school attendees is 92.1 percent for men and 76.4 percent for women” (para 3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“Women have responded to changes in the workforce and the economy by enrolling in colleges and universities in large numbers, where they now make up the majority of students” (2). “Community colleges have played an important role in this surge. In 2010, women made up 57 percent of the students at these institutions” (2). “Currently, more than 4 million women attend the nation’s two-year public colleges, which is more than the number of undergraduate women attending either public or private four-year colleges and universities” (2). “The majority of students are women, including more than a million mothers who take care of their families in addition to balancing school and work”...more
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to official statistics 473 Yezidi girls have entered schools in 2003-2015 in the 15 Yezidi communities targeted by the research48. 234 (54%) of them have graduated from 9th grade, 122 (26%) have obtained 12 years of education while 177 (37%) of those girls have not even graduated from 9th grade school, a violation of the law." (18).
Sept. 21, 2020, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"An estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school" (3). "Around 3.5 million children are out of school, 85 percent of whom are girls. Only 37 percent of adolescent girls are literate, compared to 66 percent of adolescent boys.4F " (3).
Sept. 20, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"School attendance rates for children have improved, however the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, estimates that a quarter of primary and secondary school-aged children do not attend school, especially girls. Only 50 percent of girls enrolled in primary school make the transition to secondary school" (para 9).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“[Fawzia] Koofi believes that in the years since her win in 2005 to her current campaign, life for women in Afghanistan has improved to a degree. There are statistics and reports that support this… Human Rights Watch reported in 2010 that nearly 2 million Afghan girls were enrolled in school (though only a small number advance past elementary school, rights groups have reported” (Para 76).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:49 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“Findings from the Youth19 Survey [in New Zealand] found 12% of year 9 to 13 students who menstruate reported difficulty accessing sanitary products, while approximately one in 12 students reported skipping school as they couldn’t afford products” (para 13).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Two in five women and one in five men in Nepal have no education. Thirty-five percent of women and 47% of men have a secondary education or higher. The median number of years of schooling is more than double among men than women (4.6 versus 2.1). Rural women (47%) and men (26%) are more likely than urban women (35%) and men (17%) to have no education. By province, the percentages of women and men with more than a secondary education are lowest in Province 2 (3% and 8%, respectively) and highest in Province 3 (18% and 22%, respectively). Only 2% of women and 3% of men from the lowest wealth...more
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Men still outnumber women in the universities, but the number of women enrolled has risen steadily. In an attempt to help redress the balance, a women-only university was set up in Chittagong in 2008" (para. 25).
July 10, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-DATA-1

"Iranian women...hold 60 percent of university seats" (para 12).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The majority of Zambians have either no formal education or only some primary education. Specifically, 60% of females and 54% of males age 6 and over have no education or only some primary education. Women have completed a median of 4.6 years of schooling, while men have completed a median of 5.3 years. Trends: The percentage of females age 6 or above with no education declined from 24% in 1992 to 16% in 2013-14 and remained at 16% in 2018" (15). "In Zambia, the primary school net attendance ratio (NAR) for the population age 7-13 is 79% (81% for girls and 77% for boys). The secondary school NAR drops drastically...more
July 2, 2020, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Now female UAE graduates outnumber males two to one" (paara 6).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"the 2016–2017 academic year, 1,837,762 students were enrolled in general education institutions, including 877,952 girls, representing 47.7 per cent of the total number of students. In general education institutions from grades one to nine, 1,580,685 students were enrolled, of whom 760,740, or 48.2 per cent, were girls" (19). "The trend of recent years shows that the enrolment of girls to continue their education in grades 10–11 is increasing every year. In 2014, 56,331 girls were enrolled in grade 10, and 50,097 in grade 11. In 2015, 58,817 girls were enrolled in grade 10, and 52,592 in grade 11. In 2016, this figure was 60,233 in grade 10 and 55,606 in...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to MISC5 figures, 89 per cent adolescents in the general population attend secondary schools, while secondary school enrolment figures are only 22 per cent adolescents and 15 per cent of girls in Roma settlements" (11). "As regards primary education, there are no major differences between the number of boys and girls enrolled in the first grade, with girls accounting for 49 per cent and boys accounting for 51 per cent. However, girls’ academic achievement is much higher than boys’ both in primary and in secondary education. Three-year vocational secondary schools are completed by twice as many boys as girls" (28). "Most of those who enrol in and complete advanced...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2010, Afghanistan was again among the worst performing countries in terms of the ratio of women to men with at least a secondary level of education" (pg 2).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 32% of females and 24% of males age 6 and over have never attended school. However, this statistic masks enormous differences by age group. For example, the proportion of women with no education decreases from 70% of those age 65 and over to 11% among those age 15-19. Similarly, among all females age 6 and over, only 15% have attended secondary school or more; however, among women age 20-24, 38% have some secondary schooling or have gone on to higher education. Educational attainment tends to be greater among those in urban areas, especially in the National Capital District, and among those in the higher wealth quintiles (Tables 2.14.1 and...more