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Girl-Boy ratio in 1st Level Primary Education

The girl-boy ratio in 1st level primary education in Mozambique has increased since 1997. In 11 years the ratio increased from 0.71 to 0.89, an increase of 0.016 points per year. At this rate, in 2015 Mozambique will achieve a ratio of 0.97, which means that in 1st level primary education there will be almost one girl for each boy.

Women Participation in Governance  - Percentage of seats held by women in parliament

The percentage of seats held by women in the Mozambican parliament has increased since 1997. It was 28% in 2003, 38.2% in 2008 and is 39.2% in 2010.

The Parliament speaker in the current legislature is female, two parliamentary groups are headed by women, six women are members of Parliament Permanent Commission corresponding 40% of this 15 member executive body.

At the executive level there is a growing percentage of female ministers in the Government (from 25.9% in 2008 to 28.5% in 2010). On the other hand, in this legislature three female Provincial Governors were appointed, representing a growth from 18.1% to 27.2% in 2010.

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