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Indicator Discrimination Participation Accountability Source

A2.4.1.

% Schools only for girls

by primary/ secondary/ tertiary level

by region

by rural urban

by public/private

by minority

 

Is there a monitoring body controlling whether minimum educational standards are met and whether education conforms with human rights standards in schools only for girls? Is there an accreditation system? % School only for girls outside the formal regulatory system?

Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability); Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.2.

Do families rely on girls for their subsistence? Are there campaigns to convince parents to send their girls to school? Are there measures to provide support to girls of low-income families?

by region

by rural/unban

    Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 11 (3) (e), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Economic obstacles (Accessibility), Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.3.

Is there valuable work for educated girls? Can educated women effectively participate in society? Can women get well paid jobs?

      Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.4.

Is the state taking steps to identify girls currently not in education, to encourage their school attendance and to reduce their drop-out rates? Are there programmes for women to continue their education?

by region

by urban/rural

Can parents, children and community leaders contribute to the formulation of strategies to identify out-of-school girls, to encourage their attendance at school  and reduce the drop-out rates of girls?   Article 28 (1) (e); Article 10 (f), CEDAW; Article 12 (2) (c), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.5.

What is the legal minimum age for marriage? Is it the same as the maximum age of completion of compulsory education?

by region

by rural/unban

    Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.6.

Are there forced marriages below this minimum age in reality?

by region

by rural/unban

  Is there an independent body before which girls can complain about forced marriages? Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Primary education, Secondary education (including training and vocational education) and Tertiary education (Availability), Gender (Acceptability).

A2.4.7.

% Female/male teachers

by primary/secondary/tertiary level

by region

by rural/unban

    Article 10 (a), CEDAW; Article 12 (1) (a), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. Linked to: Monitoring (Governance Framework), Gender obstacles (Accessibility).