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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-2

May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The ten-year-old daughter is scared to hear her father’s name. Though safe in her mother’s home village, she cannot start middle school this September unless her father hands over the family’s household-registration book, or hukou, which is needed to enroll her. Even a screenshot would do, the school principal says. Alas, Ms Wang’s mother-in-law has told her grand-daughter by telephone: 'Your schooling is not our business'" (para 2).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Girls and women are typically kept at home but SSO has opened primary schools and enrolled 547 girls since 2006. Graduates hope to gain admission to secondary schools in cities and eventually universities" (para 11).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Girls are consciously given lesser educational, employment and food resources" (para 22).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Women in Bahrain…are active in tertiary education" (3).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"the results of ‘Gender Barometer Armenia’ research carried out in 2014, the respondents think that it is ‘very important’ to get an education both for women (64.9%) and for men (69.9%)" (34). "Enrolment ratio also shows that girls study at educational institutions longer up to obtaining postgraduate education, when boys usually get middle professional education after general education. However, women’s higher educational achievements do not provide them with equal benefits and advantages in the labour marke" (35).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"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. Kamal Ahmad, a Bangladeshi who has worked in development organizations and as a lawyer in the United States and Britain, spent years raising donations and lobbying the government for land for the school, known as the Asian University for Women. The goal, he said, is to create women leaders capable of bringing about change across Asia. The first class is expected to graduate next year, and many of the students — who come from 12 countries...more
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).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"During meetings with graduates of general education schools and their parents, a range of issues are discussed, including the issues of encouraging girls to pursue higher education, their study and living conditions, and additional services available for girls; such discussions not only help encourage girls to pursue higher education, but also ensure the overall accessibility of education for them" (9). "In 2014, a council of female students was established under the Committee on Women and the Family, under which a school for girl leaders operates, for which experienced and respected teachers are enlisted to provide training. Every year the Committee awards grants worth 100 somoni per month for the 11...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"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 secondary schools and university schools are women. They account for 58 per cent of enrolled students and 59 per cent of graduates (according to the 2015 figures)" (28).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Admission of women into universities and cadre-training institutions increased and a lot of competent women were appointed to leading posts. In-service trainings and workshops were organized to help women officials keep abreast of latest developments in their respective areas and improve their leadership skills and abilities. All women officials had access to national-level 7-day in-service training every year, while some of them were sent, in consideration of their wishes, ages and abilities, to full-time training institutions to attend 6-month or 2-year course" (15). "Of all population above 16 years of age, the proportion of women in urban areas that received college, university and postgraduate education were 46.8 per cent and...more
April 9, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The lasting results of a lack of exposure to different opportunities isn't exclusive to girls. For a lot of boys in Detroit's Yemeni community, their plan after high school isn't about passion, but immediate income. 'I think boys are just as limited. In some regard, they're even more limited,' Yahya says. 'They are pressured to work, to be breadwinners and take care of their family.' For some boys, it makes more sense to work in a family-owned gas station or party store than to go to college" (para 28-31). This suggests that university education is not prioritized for men or women (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Women have generally attained higher levels of education than men; 21% of women age 15-49 have attended school beyond the secondary level, compared with only 15% of men" (33).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Harmful gender norms mean that, in many families, boys’ education is prioritized over girls’, or girls’ education is seen as wholly undesirable or acceptable only for a few years before puberty." (9). "Afghanistan has also ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which includes an obligation to ensure women equal rights with men, including in the field of education. Under international human rights law, everyone has a right to free, compulsory, primary education, free from discrimination. International law also provides that secondary education shall be generally available and accessible to all." (10).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Awareness-raising activities are undertaken by the authorities and associations with communities, families, students, teachers and officials, including men, about the importance of women’s and girls’ education" (16).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Women now enjoy greater opportunities in junior high school education and above, particularly further education. In 2014, the proportion of female students in junior high schools was 46.7 percent and that in high schools was 50 percent; in institutions of higher learning women accounted for 52.1 percent of undergraduate students, 51.6 percent of postgraduate students, and 36.9 percent of students studying for Ph.D. degrees" (para. 18).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"A gender gap in secondary education, however, persisted, with two-thirds of adolescent girls in rural areas reportedly not attending school" (Pg 29).
June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Government policy provided women with equal opportunities for education, and this policy effectively eliminated the previous gender gap in education attainment. Women outnumbered men in Omani Universities. In the country, 29 percent of women have some college education, compared with 21 percent of men have some" (Pg 16).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Individuals with disabilities faced difficulties accessing higher education. The law permits universities to exclude candidates with disabilities who would otherwise be qualified. A regulation mandates accommodations for students with disabilities when taking the national university entrance exam" (60).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"CIGEF is implementing a capacity building program for university staff, both lecturers and administrative staff, to promote better gender mainstreaming in teaching and investigation at the University, and a gender sensitive organizational culture. In 2016, 73 students, 4 lectures and 33 administrative staff were trained in all 3 campuses of the University. Four courses at UniCV already include gender modules or contents" (41).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Gender equality is part of essential strategic documents in the tertiary education sector. The Performance Agreement for 2016-2018 specifies the goals from the Austrian University Development Plan. It requires to promote gender equality in university personnel and measures to support reconciliation of work and private life must be defined. In 2015, the reconciliation of university studies or work with care duties for children or care-dependent family members were defined as a guiding principle in the Universities Act" (22).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to address discriminatory stereotypes in education, in particular at the tertiary level, but remains concerned that: (a) Gender-stereotyped educational materials in schools and universities have an impact on traditional career choices made by women and girls and, while gender-sensitive teaching materials have been developed in a number of cantons, this practice has not been uniformly applied throughout the State party" (12).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Introduction of gender equality into plans and programmes of higher education and scientific community (36 newly promoted MA’s in gender studies attended the Postgraduate Gender Study, which was established within the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University in Sarajevo University, and at the initiative of and with support of the GEA BiH, MHRR BiH)" (17). "The percentage of representation of girls and girls in education has not significantly changed from the previous CEDAW report. The available data show that the number of women holding the title of masters and doctors of science has increased, and it is higher than that of men. For example, the percentage of women who...more
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 89% agreed and 8% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 84% of men and 94% of women agreed and 13% of men and 4% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 5% (7% of men and 3% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 83% of women), 7% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (5% of men and 9% of women) and 5% did not know (6% of men and 5% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 95% of women agreed and 9% of men and 3% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 5% (8% of men and 3% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 83% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 86% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (3% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 87% agreed and 11% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 82% of men and 93% of women agreed and 16% of men and 6% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 12% (17% of men and 6% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 77% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (73% of men and 80% of women), 8% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (5% of men and 12% of women) and 3% did not know (4% of men and 2% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 96% of women agreed and 10% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 13% (18% of men and 8% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 70% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (68% of men and 72% of women), 11% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 15% of women) and 6% did not know (7% of men and 5% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 89% agreed and 9% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 86% of men and 93% of women agreed and 12% of men and 6% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 14% (19% of men and 8% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 69% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (68% of men and 70% of women), 19% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 13% of women) and 8% did not know (6% of men and 9% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 94% of women agreed and 7% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (4% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 87% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (85% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 87% agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 86% of men and 89% of women agreed and 8% of men and 6% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 4% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (83% of men and 81% of women), 9% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (6% of men and 12% of women) and 5% did not know (5% of men and 6% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 96% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 94% of men and 97% of women agreed and 3% of men and 2% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 3% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 82% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (81% of men and 84% of women), 9% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (7% of men and 12% of women) and 5% did not know (7% of men and 4% of women)...more