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Latest items for AFE-LAW-1

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: AFE-LAW-1, ASR-LAW-1

"In the reporting period, access to vocational education was equal for persons of both sexes. Slight limitations with regard to girls (women) resulted from the provisions of the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 24 August 2004 on the list of occupations forbidden to juveniles and the conditions of employment of juveniles in certain occupations (Dz. U. No 200, item 2047, as amended), which concern prohibiting underage girls from starting education in professions such as: blacksmith, foundry pattern-maker, operator of foundry machines and equipment, operator of metallurgical machines and equipment, operator of machines and equipment for plastic working, operator of ceramic industry equipment, miner exploiting underground or overground deposits,...more
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The number one barrier identified was school fees. Since 2009, under the Fee Free Basic Education policy, the government only applies fees for senior secondary schooling (years 10-12). As a result, there is a cliff face drop off in the number of girls accessing senior secondary education" (para 6).
Feb. 10, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"According to the Borgen Project, Sierra Leone joined the Global Education Partnership in 2007, and this has tremendously helped the country’s progress towards equitable education. The latest grant with the Global Education Partnership is designed with the objective of 'increas[ing] equitable access to education and improve learning outcomes for all boys and girls in pre-primary and primary schools.' They have a slotted timeline of 2018-2022 to work on this strategic plan" (para 4).
Feb. 8, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"In November, Ukraine became the 100th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to make schools safe during times of war" (para 4).
Jan. 20, 2021, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

“‘Everyone has the right to learn whether they are a girl or a boy, this is the fundamental right of Afghan citizens,’ said Kambiz, district governor of Darwaz of Badakshan” (Para 8).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school. A legal amendment announced last week seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented" (para 1-2, 5). "In 2018, 12.5 percent of the country’s roughly 57,500 school dropouts stopped attending classes due to pregnancy or marriage reasons – almost all of them girls" (para 6).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"During the Taliban government, from the autumn of 1996 until late 2001, nearly all the rights of women were revoked: They were forbidden to work, attend school or leave their homes unaccompanied by a husband or close male relative" (para 6).
Dec. 21, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LO-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"Women also enjoy the same legal status, claim to titles, access to education, the right to practice professions, and the right to inherit property as men" (para 1).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"For example, according to the RA law on education, 9 years of education for RA citizens is mandatory (starting in 2015, this changed to 12 years of compulsory education)" (18).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-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. In 2004, girls were formally guaranteed a right to an education under the Afghan constitution” (Para 76). “[Fawzia] Koofi said she fears what will happen if the Taliban regains their political footing as a result of ongoing negotiation with the United States intended to stabilize the country. "You know that [the] Taliban have three conditions -- one of those conditions is women's Islamic rights. I know what that means -- Islamic rights of women. ..." she...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

“Women in that country cannot go to school, cannot vote, go shopping or otherwise engage in the public sphere without the permission of a man” (para 1).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The current legislative framework in Tajikistan excludes gender segregation in the sphere of education. Under article 16 of the Education Act, basic general education (nine grades) is compulsory for citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan" (19).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Public education is compulsory until age 15 or grade nine" (26).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The Law on General Education was adopted on January 19, 2011, the Decree on the Enforcement of the Universal 12-year Compulsory Education promulgated on September, 2012 and the Law on Higher Education adopted on December 14, 2011, legalizing the rights of all children, including girls, to receive 12-year compulsory education free of charge from pre-school through primary, junior, to senior secondary levels, as well as higher education according to their wishes and abilities. The laws and decree also explicitly provide for the obligations of the State, institutions, enterprises, organizations and individuals for the realization of the rights set forth therein" (7). "Women in the DPRK have equal rights with men...more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Organic Law No. 02/2011/OL of 27 July 2011 governing the organization of education, which provides that the education of the citizen shall not be characterized by any form of discrimination" (2).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution stipulates free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of five and 16, regardless of their nationality" (31). "The constitution mandates compulsory education, provided free of charge by the government, to all children between the ages of five and 16" (42).
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education for citizens is free and compulsory through the primary phase. Noncitizen children, including those born of noncitizen fathers and citizen mothers and refugees, lack this right" (29).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Opportunities for and equal access to education, as well as technical and vocational training, have always been guaranteed by the State. This is reflected in various laws such as: (i) the Constitution of 6 November 2015 (art. 29), (ii) school laws, (iii) specific legislation (Act No. 4/2010 of 14 June 2010 on child protection in the Republic of the Congo 2010; Act No. 5-2011 of 25 February 2011 on the promotion and protection of indigenous peoples; and Act No. 9-92 of 22 April 1992 on the status, protection and advancement of persons with disabilities (current)" (16). "The right to education is guaranteed by law (cf. Constitution of 6 November 2015,...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for universal, compulsory, and tuition-free education from ages six to 15" (31),
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The state implements the Compulsory Education Law of the People’s Republic of China and other relevant laws, regulations and policies, and takes practical measures to improve women’s education. It has implemented a special policy to ensure school-age girls enjoy equal access to compulsory education" (para. 18).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"To be sure, Khorsand says there have been important advances for Afghan women since 2001 -- including language in the Afghan Constitution that enshrines the right to education and to work" (para. 17).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Constitutional provisions require the government to provide free and compulsory education for all children up to age 15; however, the government did not effectively enforce these provisions" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is tuition-free and compulsory until age 13, although all students are required to pay for textbooks and other materials" (21).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is compulsory, tuition-free, and universal until age 16, but families are required to pay for books, uniforms, and health insurance fees" (24).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for tuition-free and compulsory primary education. It was not, however, compulsory or tuition free, and the government inconsistently provided it across the provinces" (page 41).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Universal education is compulsory until age 12. No child under age 14 may be prevented from attending school" (page 10).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for tuition-free, compulsory, and universal basic education for all children from kindergarten through junior high school. In September the government began phasing in a program to provide tuition-free enrollment in senior high school, beginning with first-year students" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Government policy provides for tuition-free, compulsory primary education for all children up to 16 years of age" (p. 17).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although primary education is tuition-free, universal, and compulsory between ages six and 16, parents were required to pay for textbooks, except in some rural areas. Parents often were required to pay tuition for public secondary education" (page 17).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year. The practice dates back several decades but has intensified since President John Magufuli took office in 2015. Some schools have imposed compulsory pregnancy tests on girls. The president went a step further in June, announcing that students would not be allowed to return to school after giving birth" (para 4-5).