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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The results are encouraging; the gross school enrolment ratio increased from 75 per cent in 2009 to 80.5 per cent in 2017 at the primary level, and from 46 per cent in 2009 to 82.6 per cent in 2017 at the general secondary school level" (19). "A considerable effort has been made to provide vocational education and professional training by putting in place a national policy on professional training to improve integration into the workforce. Moreover, attendance and guidance rates have increased from 15 per cent to 25 per cent in a few years (source: annual monitoring indicators of the strategy on accelerated growth and employment creation 2015–2019)" (19). "Parity...more
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2015, 26 per cent of the population aged 6 years and over had never attended school, with a higher proportion among females (29.4 per cent) than males (22.7 per cent). The rate of attendance at school by age group however shows how access in education has improved significantly in recent times. Compared to previous years, in 2015 more youth were attending school, and were staying in school longer with 56 per cent of young people between 15 and 24 years old in school.132 According to administrative data, the enrolment trend of both boys and girls has been regularly raising at primary level, reaching a net enrolment rate (NER) of...more
June 28, 2022, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

" 21% of females and 18% of males have no education. These percentages represent an improvement since 2014 (27% and 23%, respectively)" (9). "Net attendance ratios (NARs) are 86% for primary school and 55% for secondary school" (9). "In Bangladesh, 21% of females and 18% of males age 6 and above have no education. Thirty-one percent of females have some secondary education, while 13% have a secondary education or higher. Similarly, 26% of males have some secondary education, and 18% have completed schooling at a secondary or higher level. There is a slight difference by sex in the median number of years of education completed (4.1 years among women versus...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes measures taken to achieve universal school enrolment, which have allowed the State party to reach gender parity in primary and secondary education" (10).
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about the continued underrepresentation of women in higher education and careers in those fields" (10).
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"There is no deficit of women in regards to access to and participation in education to any levels of education in Denmark. Girls and women have surpassed men when it comes to enrolment in general upper secondary education (54 percent girls) and higher education system (56 percent women)..." (5). "In 2018, the overall male-female ratio of upper secondary education was 46 percent male and 54 percent female (Figure 4, Annex 1). The male-female ratios tell that there is a majority of male students choosing programs containing a more technical (htx) and commercial profile (hhx) whereas female students tend to choose programs with a broader common profile containing for instance more...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The net enrolment rates of primary school boys and girls increased from 99.16 per cent and 99.14 per cent in 2005 to 99.68 per cent and 99.73 per cent in 2010 respectively, and the girls’ net enrolment rate in 2010 was 0.05 percentage point higher than that of boys. The five-year retention rates of primary school boys and girls were both 99 per cent; the three-year retention rate of junior middle schoolgirls was 94.63 per cent, 1.54 points higher than that of boys. According to the Report on China’s Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals (2010), China has achieved the Millennium Development Goal of eliminating gender disparity in primary and...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The percentage of people having compulsory schooling at most has fallen, especially among women, who are pursuing higher vocational training more often than previously. However, the proportion of individuals aged 25 to 64 with compulsory schooling at most is higher among women than men. In the 25–34 age cohort, more women than men hold a diploma from an institution of higher education or university" (20).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Female students constitute 46,64 per cent of 5.649.594 students attending uppersecondary education; and 39,5 per cent of 1.793.391 students who continue their vocational and technical secondary education" (14). "The total number of students in higher education is 7.940.133 (48,26 per cent are female and 51,74 per cent are male students). Number of students in doctoral (PhD) programmes is 101.242 and the number of students in master’s programmes is 297.001. (The ratio of female students in master and doctorate programmes are 46 per cent in both)" (15).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"As reported previously, Suriname has compulsory education from age 7 to age 12. The net enrolment ratio in primary education shows an increase from 91 per cent in 2005 to 97 per cent in 2013. The net enrolment rate for male pupils increased from 91 per cent in 2005 to 96 per cent in 2013 and for female pupils from 90 per cent to 98 per cent in the respective periods. According to MICS 2010, there was an increase in the proportion of children entering first grade of primary school and reaching grade 5, from 94 per cent in 2004 to 96 per cent in 2010" (22-23). "Women have made...more
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3, AFE-DATA-1

"While education is equally accessible, federal law prohibits coeducation in public universities, except in the United Arab Emirates University’s Executive MBA program and in certain graduate programs at Zayed University. A large number of private schools, private universities, and institutions, however, were coeducational. According to officials, local women represent more than 70 percent of national higher education students" (29).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The low enrolment of Roma girls and boys at the primary and secondary levels of education and their low levels of completion rate, which is more marked among girls" (8).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 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
Jan. 15, 2022, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Completion rates of schooling at upper secondary and higher-level educational institutions were 6 percent for Romani women and 24 percent for Romani men... The report further stated that Romani girls were disproportionately excluded from early childhood development opportunities in comparison with their male peers, and 78 percent of Romani girls left school early, in comparison with 60 percent of Romani boys" (18).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"While there is not an accurate data of females going to school, enrollment for females are equal if not higher in major cities at university level" (1).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to education union Egitim Sen, based on 2018-19 reporting, the rate for schooling decreased to 91 percent and the rate for girls’ schooling decreased to 91 percent, compared with 99 percent in 2013-14. According to European Statistics Office data, drop-out rates in the country were 34 percent for girls and 31 percent for boys in 2017, an improving trend" (56).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Around 5,000 Afghan girls were enrolled in school in 2001. In 2011, there were 2.4 million, a 480-fold increase" (6). "In 2009 approximately 22% – around 446,682 – of female students were considered long-term absentees" (6). "The percentage of girls in universities is increasing year by year. In 2006, girls formed 20% which reached to 22% in 2007 and 24.8% in 2009" (6). "The total number of students in grades 1-12 is 7,381,331 and 2,749,553 of them are girls" (7). "We still have 1.2 million girls of school age who do not have access to schools" (8). While the Paktia Province reports 40,000 females attending school, 31,000 of those girls...more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The conflict resulted in the closure of schools in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Timbuktu, Mopti, and Segou, and many schools were damaged or destroyed because rebels sometimes used them as bases of operations. MINUSMA reported at least 10 schools were attacked or targeted. Jihadist groups threatened teachers and communities causing, as of July, the closure of over 900 schools during the 2018-19 school year, up from 657 schools in the same period in 2017-18, affecting more than 270,000 students according to UNICEF. At least 60 percent of closed schools were located in Mopti region. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated that 71 percent of primary school-age boys and 63...more
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).