In Kazakhstan, primary school enrollment is almost universal. The school life expectancy for all children is 15 years, this includes girls’ education in Kazakhstan. The net enrollment rate for girls in primary school is 99.9 per cent, with progression of girls from primary to secondary school around 100 per cent.
Despite the achievements in girls’ education in Kazakhstan, significant disparities begin to appear when looking at other factors. For example, there is a high prevalence of early marriages for girls. Girls that marry young are unable to complete their education and deprived of the qualifications necessary for their own employment and independence.
Only 66.1 per cent of women participate in the labour market. This is 10.9 per cent less than men and with a wide gendered pay gap. These numbers highlight the gap between how girls, participate in education and how their participation translates to opportunities after they enter the workforce.
At a glance
18.59 million national population
99.74% female literacy rate
33% earned less than men by women
66.1% women in the labour market
Our Work in Kazakhstan
We started working in Kazakhstan in 2015.
We work with 1 local project in Kazakhstan.
We have directly impacted the lives of 159 young women.