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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

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
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 69 percent of females and 85 percent of males age six and over have ever attended school. One-third of females completed 7 years of schooling or less; 13 percent completed 8-9 years of schooling. Among males, 35 percent completed 7 years of schooling or less; 16 percent completed 8-9 years of schooling. Only 10 percent of females and 13 percent of males completed 10-11 years of schooling. Thirty-one percent of females and 15 percent of males have never attended school. Fourteen percent of females and 20 percent of males completed 12 or more years of schooling. The median number of years of schooling completed is higher for males (6.9...more
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Surveys conducted in 2008 and 2012 showed that there were a total of 3,743,513 students at primary and secondary schools, with girls accounting for 48.9 per cent thereof. Enrolment at primary schools was 1,394,397, of whom 683,526 or 49.0 per cent were girls, while enrolment at secondary schools was 2,349,116, of whom 1,147,089 or 48.8 per cent were girls. In 2008 and 2012 respectively, GIR of girls at primary schools were 101.4 per cent and 100.4 per cent and GER 101.6 per cent and 100.6 per cent, while GIR at secondary schools were 100.9 per cent and 100.3 per cent and GER 100.5 per cent and 101 per cent" (17).more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"For the period between 2011 and 2013, MINEDUC reports a dropout rate of between 5 per cent and 6 per cent. For girls in public schools at the basic education level, the dropout rate fell from 7.47 per cent in 2011 to 6.97 per cent in 2013. In the second phase of middle school (nivel diversificado), the dropout rate declined in the same period from 5.05 per cent to 3.41 per cent" (25). "As regards higher education, according to USAC data, in 2005-2012, 57 per cent of all graduates were women, 43 per cent men" (72).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 36% of females and 27% of males in Nigeria have no education. Eighteen percent of females and 19% of males age 6 or olderhave attended some primary school; however, only 11% of both sexes have completed a primary education. The median number of years of schooling is 3.6 for women and 5.4 for men" (18). "Twenty percent of females age 6 and older in urban areas have no education, as compared with 49% of females in rural areas. The proportions among males are 13% and 37%, respectively" (18). "At the zonal level, the North West and North East have the highest percentages of both females (55% and 57%, respectively)...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"96% of girls age 6-15 attend basic school, as compared with 95% of boys. The net attendance ratio (NAR) drops in secondary school: 75% of girls and 67% of boys age 16-17 attend secondary school" (pg 7). "Overall, 6% of women and girls age 6 and over have never been to school. Nineteen percent have attended some elementary school, 5% have completed elementary school, 2% have attended some preparatory school, 13% have completed preparatory school, 19% have attended some secondary school, 10% have completed secondary school, and 26% have attained some education after secondary school. Women and girls age 6 and over have completed a median of 9.8 years of...more
May 7, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Fifteen years ago, Zamfara's statistics director, Lubabatu Ammani, carried out a census to record the number of girls attending secondary school in the state. The results were shocking: fewer than 4,000 girls were enrolled out of a population of 3.2 million." (para 16). "Female enrolment in Zamfara is at its highest since independence five decades ago, with 22,000 secondary school students. On most days, Ammani visits wavering parents to encourage them to keep their daughters in school." (para 18).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The lowest attendance rates were in the North, where rates for boys and girls were approximately 45 percent and 35 percent, respectively. According to UNICEF, in the North, for every 10 girls in school, more than 22 boys attended. Approximately 25 percent of young persons between ages 17 and 25 had fewer than two years of education. In many regions social and economic factors resulted in discrimination against girls in access to education. In the face of economic hardship, many families favored boys in deciding which children to enroll in elementary and secondary schools. According to the 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey, attendance rates in primary schools increased to 68...more