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  • Discusses efforts to improve low literacy rates of African women

Title: Mali: championing women's literacy programmes

Author: Geekie, Russell

Source: African Farmer:  34-35, May 1995

Publisher: The Hunger Project

Subject Area: African; Education (general); Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Mali; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 1048

Publication Type: Journal

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Bank program gives loans to women only after they participate in a literacy program

Title: SIERRA LEONE-WOMEN: COOPERATIVES TAKE ILLITERACY BY THE HORNS

Author: Dzisah, Melvis

Source: Interpress Service, August 22,1995

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Development (not otherwise classified); Development (general); Education (general); Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Sierra Leone; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 660

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Status of educational gender gap in Africa

Title: Barriers to progress for Africa's girls

Author: Coeyman, Marjorie

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 92 (77):  15, March 14,2000

Publisher: Christian Science Publishing Society

Subject Area: Education (general); Gender equity; Literacy; Statistics

Geographic Area: Africa; Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 203

Publication Type: Newspaper

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Study of displace women and their level of awareness concerning peace efforts; case study of southern Sudanese women

Title: Women awareness and Perception of Peace and peace building process: A case study

Author: Ahmed, Soad Mousa

Book Reviewed: Women awareness and Perception of Peace and peace building process: A case study

Book Author: Jibreel, Ayan Osman Ramadan, Joice Morris

Source: Ahfad Journal, 16 (1):  58, June 1999. ISSN: 0255-4070

Publisher: Ahfad University for Women

Subject Area: African; Education (general); Literacy; Peace movement; Warfare

Geographic Area: Africa; Sudan; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 315

Publication Type: Journal

Article Type: Book Review

Publication Country: Sudan,  Language: English

 

  • In response to movement started by women's organization Tofhan, Senegal's Parliament has banned female genital mutilation

Title: Senegal Bans Cutting Of Genitals Of Girls

Source: New York Times (National Edition), CXLVIII (51,406):  A7, January 18,1999. ISSN: 0362-4331

Publisher: The New York Times

Subject Area: Culture and customs (general); Education (general); Genital mutilation; Human rights; Legislation and laws;

Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Africa; Senegal; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Abstract

Publication Type: National Newspaper

Article Type: Research

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Sao Tome & Principe: Violence against women occurs, but many women are reluctant to bring legal action against perpetrators

Title: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -2000- Sao Tome and Principe

Source: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2000, February 2001

Publisher: United States Government

Subject Area: Discrimination; Education (general); Politics and government; Literacy; Violence

Geographic Area: Africa; Sao Tome & Principe; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 237

Publication Type: Report

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

 

  • Female literacy is about 82%, vs males at 85%; traditional beliefs and practices limit women

Title: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995 [Africa: Sao Tome and Principe]

Source: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995:  222-223, 1996

Subject Area: Culture and customs (not otherwise classified); Discrimination; Culture and customs (general); Education

(general); Human rights; Literacy; Stalking; Violence

Geographic Area: Africa; Sao Tome & Principe; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 204

Publication Type: Report

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

 

  • Girls and women in Africa need better access to all levels of education

Title: Education for Girls and Women

Author: Ogana, Winnie

Source: Femnet News, 5 (1):  7, January 1995

Publisher: African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Subject Area: Education (not otherwise classified); Education (general); Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 478

Publication Type: Journal

Publication Country: Kenya,  Language: English

 

  • Women of Mauritania have the right to vote but few are active in political parties; societal discrimination remains a serious concern

Title: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994 [Africa: Mauritania]

Source: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994:  161,163+, 1995

Subject Area: Discrimination; Culture and customs (general); Education (general); Genital mutilation; Human rights; Literacy;

Marriage

Geographic Area: Africa; Mauritania; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 727

Publication Type: Report

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Chapter 3: Sub-Suharan Africa (part one of six); presents overview of women's and girls education in Sub-Suharan Africa

Title: Women's Education in Developing Countries [Part 19 of 58]

Author: Hyde, Karin A L

Source: Women's Education in Developing Countries:  100, 1993

Publisher: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank

Subject Area: African; Development (not otherwise classified); Education (not otherwise classified); Development (general);

Education (general); Literacy; Population issues; Statistics

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 1308

Publication Type: Book

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

 

Other African Related Articles

 

  • Ethiopia: Child mortality is highest among children born to illiterate parents

Title: Parents' Education Strongly Linked to Child Survival

Source: Population Briefs, 7 (4):  3, December 2001

Publisher: The Population Council, Inc.

Subject Area: Education (general); Literacy; Mortality; Parents and parenting; Statistics

Geographic Area: Africa; Ethiopia; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 583

Publication Type: Journal

Article Type: Research

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

 

  • Burundi: Only 3 government ministries are headed by women, vs 23 headed by men

Title: BURUNDI: MINISTER URGES WOMEN TO FIGHT BACKWARD CUSTOMS

Source: Interpress Service, November 21, 2001

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Elementary and secondary education; Education (general); Gender equity; Politics and government; Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Burundi; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 389

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Zambia: Population totals about 10 mil, of whom about 70% live in abject poverty; women have highest level of poverty due to illiteracy

Title: DEVELOPMENT-ZAMBIA: SKILLED WOMEN BETTER PLACED TO FIGHT POVERTY

Author: Chileshe, Dorcas

Source: Interpress Service, June 03, 2001

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Education (general); Workplace (general); Literacy; Non-traditional occupations; Poverty; Statistics

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Zambia

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 1043

Publication Type: Newsletter

Article Type: Personal Story

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

 

  • The World Food Program (WFP) stresses need for education as way to reduce family sizes; illiterate women tend to have twice (6) as many children as educated women (3)

Title: DEVELOPMENT-KENYA: EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN VIA FOOD AID

Author: Salmon, Katy

Source: Interpress Service, March 07, 2001

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Development (not otherwise classified); Education (not otherwise classified); Development (general); Education

(general); Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Kenya; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 964

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Uganda women contribute considerably to income by selling goods, farming, owning property and investing in their children's education

Title: FROM BURNING SUN TO BOARDROOM

Author: Snyder, Margaret

Source: WIN Magazine, March 2001

Publisher: Women's International Net

Subject Area: African; Development (not otherwise classified); Economics; Development (general); Education (general);

Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Uganda

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 2457

Publication Type: Journal

Publication Country: Israel,  Language: English

 

  • Uganda: Literacy rates among women improved during 1990s, especially in urban areas, and women are more visible in workforce

Title: Women Make Strides

Source: Market Africa Mid-East, 6 (2):  7, March 2001. ISSN: 1083-5512

Publisher: PRS Group

Subject Area: Education (general); Workplace (general); Gender equity; Literacy; Workplace (not otherwise classified)

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Uganda

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 198

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Malawi: Spousal abuse, especially wife beating, is common but seldom discussed openly; discrimination against women is pervasive

Title: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -2000- Malawi

Source: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2000, February 2001

Publisher: United States Government

Subject Area: Domestic violence; Discrimination; Education (general); Human rights; Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Malawi; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 605

Publication Type: Report

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • In Morocco, hundreds of thousands of individuals marched in support of granting women improved educational opportunities, especially in rural areas where up to 60% of women are reportedly illiterate

Title: Morocco: women march for rights

Source: Off Our Backs, xxx (4):  4, April 2000. ISSN: 0030-0071

Publisher: Off Our Backs, Inc.

Subject Area: Activism; Education (general); Human rights; Literacy; Social and political movements

Geographic Area: Africa; Morocco; Northern Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 104

Publication Type: Journal

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • USAID provides education initiatives for girls in Morocco; Majesty Mohammed IV supports

movement

Title: Morocco's new king leads in promoting girls' education

Author: Muirragui, Eileen

Source: Front Lines, 40 (2):  3, February 2000

Publisher: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Subject Area: African; Development (general); Education (general); Literacy; Rural development

Geographic Area: Africa; Morocco; Northern Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 815

Publication Type: Journal

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Article discusses legal literacy programs for women, helping them realize their rights and advocate for them; article also discusses honor killings in Jordon, Morocco and Syria

Title: ...and Justice for All Legal Literacy for Women

Source: Information Bulletin:  1+, September 1999

Publisher: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Subject Area: Crime and criminal justice; Culture and customs (not otherwise classified); Culture and customs (general);

Education (general); Human rights; Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Jordan; Middle East; Morocco; Northern Africa; Syria

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 2035

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • This section of report discusses the importance of women's groups in Ethiopia; working together adds strength and because of a common low level of literacy, strength in groups is necessary

Title: Implementing the Ethiopian National Policy for Women [Part 11 of 21]

Source: Implementing the Ethiopian National Policy for Women:  39+, 1998

Publisher: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank

Subject Area: Activism; Education (general); Human rights; Literacy; Community organizations

Geographic Area: Africa; Ethiopia; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 1758

Publication Type: Report

Article Type: Research

       

  • Human rights activists are up in arms about the situation in Tanzania saying a combination of forced marriages, teenage pregnancies, truancy and other traditional traits are taking their toll

Title: TANZANIA: CALL FOR A BAN ON CHILD MARRIAGES

Author: Mnzavas, Asha

Source: Interpress Service, September 17,1997

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Children (ages 0-12); Education (general); Literacy; Marriage

Geographic Area: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Tanzania

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 952

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Illiteracy levels are higher among rural people than urban and especially among women

Title: ANGOLA: ILLITERACY HIGHEST IN RURAL WOMEN

Author: Inguane, Rosa

Source: Interpress Service, September 12,1997

Publisher: Global Information Network

Subject Area: Development (general); Education (general); Literacy; Rural development

Geographic Area: Africa; Angola; Sub-Saharan Africa

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 196

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English

 

  • Women still face some discrimination despite government's efforts to advance women's rights

Title: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994 [Near East and North Africa: Tunisia]

Source: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994:  1186, 1995

Subject Area: Discrimination; Education (not otherwise classified); Education (general); Human rights; Literacy

Geographic Area: Africa; Northern Africa; Tunisia

Record Type:  Fulltext Word Count: 305

Publication Type: Report

Publication Country: United States,  Language: English