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Barriers for boys' education in southern Sudan

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The second paper will report on focus groups conducted by the Winrock Gender Equity through Education (GEE) Program throughout southern Sudan to identify challenges faced by males as they participate in education. The (GEE) Program contributes to gender parity among secondary students and teachers in training by addressing financial, infrastructural, social, cultural, and institutional barriers. The program identifies challenges faced by both girls and boys and strives to address them to ensure that "equity" is met. Over the past year, GEE has conducted focus groups in community settings as an awareness raising activity on the importance of education of both girls and boys. The dialogues stimulate discussion on gender perceptions and norms, helping communities identify steps to mitigate the cultural and financial barriers their children face. GEE research shows that boys face many similar challenges of girls, but that theirs are often overlooked or dismissed. Examples include responsibilities to contribute to family livelihoods, orphanhood, and marginalization due to disability, ethnic origin, or geographic location. Not surprisingly, research demonstrates that many challenges attributed uniquely to girls, for instance early marriage, are either not uniquely feminine or have root in pressures put on males by society. Addressing male pressures could reduce or eliminate the constraints girls face. This paper will present the methodology, research results, and interventions Winrock is using as part of the GEE program.
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Stanford, Necia. "Barriers for boys' education in southern Sudan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493542_index.html>

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Stanford, N. "Barriers for boys' education in southern Sudan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493542_index.html

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Abstract: The second paper will report on focus groups conducted by the Winrock Gender Equity through Education (GEE) Program throughout southern Sudan to identify challenges faced by males as they participate in education. The (GEE) Program contributes to gender parity among secondary students and teachers in training by addressing financial, infrastructural, social, cultural, and institutional barriers. The program identifies challenges faced by both girls and boys and strives to address them to ensure that "equity" is met. Over the past year, GEE has conducted focus groups in community settings as an awareness raising activity on the importance of education of both girls and boys. The dialogues stimulate discussion on gender perceptions and norms, helping communities identify steps to mitigate the cultural and financial barriers their children face. GEE research shows that boys face many similar challenges of girls, but that theirs are often overlooked or dismissed. Examples include responsibilities to contribute to family livelihoods, orphanhood, and marginalization due to disability, ethnic origin, or geographic location. Not surprisingly, research demonstrates that many challenges attributed uniquely to girls, for instance early marriage, are either not uniquely feminine or have root in pressures put on males by society. Addressing male pressures could reduce or eliminate the constraints girls face. This paper will present the methodology, research results, and interventions Winrock is using as part of the GEE program.


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