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Latest items for AFE-PRACTICE-3

March 24, 2021, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

'As it is our classes have been quite erratic because of the constant threat of extremist violence in the region. There have been so many times when I have not been able to attend school due to some incident. Last year, my sister had to drop out of school because my mother could not find work to pay for her education. And moreover, in my community girls do not study beyond Class Five. Why would my situation be any different' (para 4).
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"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). "Gender inequality was another major barrier, in particular the traditional roles girls and young women are expected to perform. While boys' education is valued, girls are expected to take care of domestic chores, look after siblings, and eventually become a wife and mother" (para 9). "The treatment of girls and the need for greater respect was also raised. Girls spoke of...being belitted by family members for wanting to gain an education, peer pressure, bullying and harassment - in particular physical, verbal, or emotional abuse by boys"...more
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"In the Yazidis villages, many parents do not allow their daughters going to school from 5th or 6th grades" (para 17).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India

“In India, being female is a risk factor: the sword of patriarchy, socio-economic deprivation, rape, sexual violence, harassment and domestic violence looms large over her head. For many girls, these are huge barriers to education. Families that are poor have to make a choice between educating their sons and their daughters. Blindly, they choose to educate their sons, and that doesn’t take them further. The part of the narrative of socio-economic growth that they do not realize is that educating a girl is the equivalent of educating the family” (para 4).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“Ms Salimi says the children do love their parents and are often confused that they are being forced to marry against their will. ‘They might say, for example: 'My dad is really good to me and provides me with a good education - but then why is he not letting me study further, why is he pushing me to marry a boy who is illiterate, who is not compatible?’’” (para 21-22).
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).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"In 2009, Iceland became the first country to completely close the gender gap in education" (para 2).
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"A strong sense of the importance of education, especially girls’ education, pervades the community [Bamiyan district] [ . . . ] Women in the community have access to a recently built girls’ high school—which many claimed was secured as a result of Hosseini’s efforts in the PC—as well as NGO-run adult literacy classes" (pg 24).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Men have generally attained higher levels of education than women; only 8% of women age 15-49 have completed secondary school or attained a higher level of education compared with 11% of men" (36).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The 2017-18 PDHS asked the reason for dropping out of school for de facto households members age 5-24. The most common reasons cited for women are getting married and thinking further education was not necessary (18% each) followed by not being interested in education (17%), costing too much (13%), and school being too far (9%)" (17).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The percentage of currently married men with complete primary education is higher than that of women (22% compared with 19%). Thirty percent of women age 15- 49 have some secondary education and 30% of currently married men age 15-54 have completed secondary education. The percentage of women with more than a secondary education is higher than that of men (16% compared with 13%)" (26).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The percentage of women and men with no education is higher among older respondents and lower among younger respondents, suggesting an improvement in educational access over time" (34).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"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).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Women’s average years of schooling have increased, and the gender gap has narrowed. The Sixth National Census showed that the average years of schooling for women over the age of six were 8.4 years in 2010, 1.3 years more than in 2000, and the gender gap had narrowed by 0.2 year as compared with 2000" (para. 19).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"'Most of the young girls who get pregnant come from a background of poverty. The implication of the ban is to deny these girls a basic education and relegate them to a cycle of poverty. The system endorses the view that girls are not as worthy as boys.' (para. 17).
July 24, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Chad

"According to the most recent World Bank Development Indicators database, six girls attended primary school for every 10 boys. Most children did not attend secondary school" (page 17).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"A gender gap in secondary education, however, persisted, with two-thirds of adolescent girls in rural areas reportedly not attending school" (Pg 29).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The majority of Ugandans have either no formal education or only some primary education (Tables 2.12.1 and 2.12.2)" (16).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Education is compulsory from ages six through 16 and free until age 18. No legislation exists to enforce the law or to punish guardians for violating it" (33).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is also concerned at the persistence of negative stereotypes of women and girls in the school curricula and textbooks" (9).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"ISIS limited female education beyond the primary level in areas that it controlled" (26). "Primary education is compulsory for citizen children for the first six years of schooling and until age 15 in the IKR; it is provided without cost to citizens" (43).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"More than 20% of the population age 15-49 (26% of women and 21% of men), have education beyond secondary school" (27). "The Albanian population is well educated. The median years of education completed is practically identical for women and men age 15-49, 14.4 years and 14.6 years, respectively" (28).
April 29, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Gender gaps in education declined, but certain gaps remained. According to a 2013 UN Women-funded report, professional qualifications of female workers were lower than those of male workers. There were substantial differences in the education profile of men and women at the postsecondary level. The number of female students enrolled in higher education applied technology programs was much smaller than the number of men enrolled" (31).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"By law fees are required at the senior secondary level (grades 10-12)" (25).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"According to local sources, Da’esh forces restricted young women in Raqqa from traveling to complete their university exams" (para 208).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu

"Boys tended to receive more education than girls. Although attendance rates were similar in early primary grades, proportionately fewer girls advanced to higher grades" (10).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

´"In response to Recommendation 26(a), in 2014 the Ministry of Education developed a pioneering document, the first of its kind in Latin America, on policy guidelines for inclusive higher education, setting forth a strategy which suggests an open educational model that addresses diversity in access, retention, quality and attention to populations receiving special constitutional protection, embodying a commitment to closing gaps. In addition, it developed an inclusion index for higher education as a tool to take up the challenge of an inclusive higher education system. The index recognizes the conditions in which higher education institutions find themselves in striving to reflect the diversity of their students and analyses strengths and...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"In implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and specifically in implementation of article 10 thereof, increased efforts will be made to instil the idea of gender equality in educational curricula as follows: 1) Gender equality in school curricula, assessment methods, and various school activities; 2) Emphasis on the ideas of equality between men and women in different areas of life; 3) Efforts to reduce school dropout rates for female students by including material on the role of women in building a prosperous society; 4) Programmes for girls and women who have left school prematurely" (39).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"A large majority of women (80%) and men (79%) have at least some secondary education. Men are more likely than women to have postsecondary education (25% versus 13%)" (7). "Educational levels are increasing. The median number of years of schooling among women was 8.9 in 2017 compared with 8.6 years in 2012. Among men, the median number of years of schooling was 9.5 in 2017 compared with 9.3 years in 2012" (12). "56% of women have completed secondary schooling" (29). "Educational attainment is high in Tajikistan. The majority of women age 15-49 (94%) have some secondary-level education or higher. Relatively few respondents never went to school (2%) or attended school...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali

"Girls’ enrollment was lower than that of boys at all levels due to poverty, cultural preference to educate boys, early marriage of girls, and sexual harassment of girls" (page 22).