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ERIC Number: EJ988656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Girl's Schooling in War-Torn Somalia
Moyi, Peter
International Journal of Educational Research, v53 p201-212 2012
A civil war has raged in Somalia since 1991. The civil war was the final blow to an already collapsed education system. Somalia has received little research and policy attention yet children, especially girls, are very vulnerable during times of conflict. The different gender roles, activities, and status in society create gender differentiated risk and vulnerability during conflict; therefore, girls experience conflict differently from boys. This paper has two aims to (1) push Somalia back into the international development agenda and (2) highlight the state of girl's education in Somalia. The study examines 5969 households and presents the patterns of educational enrollment and attendance of girls in Somalia, and identifies the major challenges of expanding education access in Somalia. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Somalia