[2014-08-26] Australia: Independent Public Schools drive is a failed policy, says education union

The Australian Education Union (AEU), one of EI’s national affiliates, has reacted to the State of Tasmania’s indication that it did not support the Abbott Government’s plan to create a two-tier public school system.

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[2014-08-21] Tajikistan: EI workshops contribute to building a strong union

Teacher unions - their roles and challenges – along with the activites of Education International were at the core of recent trade union workshops in Tajikistan.

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[2014-08-14] EI commits humanitarian aid for teachers in Iraq and Kurdistan

As the security situation in Iraq and Kurdistan continues to deteriorate, and teachers and unions increasingly become targets of Islamic State forces, Education International has reached into its solidarity fund to support its members under siege.

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Welcome to Education International Asia Pacific!

The Asia-Pacific region is EI's largest in geographical terms. Due to the sheer scale of the region, the issues that EI is dealing with differ in diverse cultural, social and economic contexts. For example, in South Asia EI deals with the dual problem of child illiteracy and child labour, and with the problem of gender equity and HIV/AIDS.

In Central Asia, EI is helping affiliates to address issues arising from the liberalisation of the national economies and education for all.

In Southeast Asia, EI along with its member organizations works to better organise on union issues including leadership and promote human and trade union rights.

In Northeast Asia, EI has been assisting teachers and other education workers to strengthen their organisations and protect and promote their fundamental freedom to form and join trade unions. In the Pacific, EI's affiliates are working on the right to education of indigenous peoples, education for all and the fight against the commercialisation of education. In total, EI has 72 affiliates in 35 countries and territories in the region.