6 Promote gender equality and empower women
Where we are?
In 2010, a total of 69,736 students attended vocational schools, of which women made 30.6%.
In the 2010/2011 academic year, of the total number of students attending secondary vocational schools women accounted for 58.2%. Of the total number of students women dominate in such fields of study as health care (86.4%), education (85.7%), economics (67.2%), whereas men prevail in such fields of study as transport (100%), law (100%), industry (70.9%), construction (65.1%), agriculture (56%).
Of the total number of students studying at the higher education establishments women account for 34%. Over 40% of female students specialize in health care (46.3%), arts and cinema (44.2%), economics (46%).
Gender discrepancies in Turkmenistan are observed at the third level of education, namely in high school, where in the 2010/2011 academic year men exceeded women almost 2 times.
This MDG update was provided by Turkmenistan’s National Statistical Office in April 2011
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development
Targets for MDG3
- Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015
- Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
- Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
- Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament