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Health and girls" education in South Asia

Vimala Ramachandran

Health and girls" education in South Asia

an essential synergy

by Vimala Ramachandran

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Published by United Nations Children"s Fund, Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementVimala Ramachandran.
ContributionsUNICEF/South Asia., United Nations. Girls" Education Initiative.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 85 p. ;
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23398478M
LC Control Number2009311720

Child marriage, defined as marriage of a child under 18 years of age, is a silent and yet widespread practice. Today, over 60 million marriages include girls under the age of 18 years: approximately 31 million in South Asia, 14 million in sub-Saharan Africa, and million in Latin America and the Caribbean (Figure 1).Each day, 25, girls are married and an anticipated million girls Cited by: Education, Media and Sexuality Health Services for Girls and Women: 20 Years Experience of China's Policy and Practice (Education and Development for Rural Women and Girls in China Series) [Jin Chi, Wei Bu, Wenli Liu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. China's experience in the field of women's and girls' education and development has not been adequately summarized and shared.

This book on education in South-East Asia is the very first of its kind to comprehensively cover and discuss the education systems and issues in all the countries in the region - the ten member nations of the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) plus Timor : R. Murray Thomas. Travel by air and by sea exposes passengers to a number of factors that may have an impact on health. In this chapter, technical terms have been used sparingly in order to facilitate use by a wide readership. Medical professionals needing more detailed information are referred to the web site of the Aerospace Medical Association and the web.

8 The UNESCO databases on HIV education and education plans within the International Bureau of 9 Education and the International Institute for Educational Planning, respectively, were particularly useful. Policy is set out by governments in a range of documents, sometimes called policies but may also be conveyed through law, decree, regulation and strategic plan, depending on the way aFile Size: 1MB. The South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC) is the sponsor of the South Asia Book Award. SANOCs mission is to enhance K Outreach Programming by building a stronger network and collaboration among the South Asia National Resource Centers, and institutions with South Asia programming, across the United States.


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Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. Better educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers.

All these factors combined can help. Overcoming Barriers to Girls’ Education in South Asia I am grateful to UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia for entrusting me with the task of carrying out this study. My thanks are due to Raka Rashid, Regional Coordinator for South Asia, UNGEI, who has been of great help and a source of Size: KB.

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Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free. Publisher: Asian Educational Services | Open Library. The role of gender in South Asia. From many perspectives women in South Asia find themselves in subordinate positions to men and are socially, culturally, and economically dependent on them.

3 Women are largely excluded from making decisions, have limited access to and control over resources, are restricted in their mobility, and are often under threat of violence from male relatives.

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