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A Gender Review in Education, Turkey 2003 (4)

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A schoolgirl in Turkey’s capital city, Ankara

Girls’ education has previously been dealt with in the general basic education programme. Photograph by Rana Mullan © UNICEF Turkey 2003

Gender Issues in the Country Programme of Cooperation (CPAP)

When was the last Situation Analysis completed?

2000

Were gender issues explored in the Situation Analysis?

Yes, although gender issues will be studied in a more detailed manner regarding education in the future analysis.

Did the Country Office undertake a MICS2?

No, but a ‘mini’ MICS is under way. Results are due in April 2003.

Also, similar data may be found in the Turkey Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS).

What (and by what means) have UNICEF and the government identified as the main barriers to access to quality girls’ education?

A survey to identify the main barriers against access to quality education for girls in 81 provinces, has been planned by the Ministry of National Education (MONE) RPC for all children in the 5-14 age group, within and without the formal education system. The survey results will be available by the end of 2003.

Is girls’ education a new area of focus for the Country Office?

Not entirely -- girls’ education has previously been dealt with in the general basic education programme.

Does the Country Office have a gender focal point?

Yes, there is already guidance.

Has gender training for office staff taken place? If so, when?

Yes, one-day training on ‘gender sensitivity’ in 2002 for all staff.

See Haydi Kızlar Okula! the Girls’ Education Programme in UNICEF Turkey’s Programmes 2001-2005.

Continue to the fifth part of A Gender Review in Education, Turkey 2003, the Student Profile.

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