[2014-02-17] Philippines: action plan for gender equality
EI, together with one Swedish affiliate Lärarförbundet, organised an evaluation and planning meeting for its Philippine member organisations in Manila, Philippines, from 30 January until 1 February. Twenty participants, i.e. five women leaders from four EI affiliates in the Philippines - ACT, FFW, TOPPS and SMP-NATOW - took part in the event.
[2014-02-10] Australia: Gonski campaign hits the road
EI’s affiliate, the Australian Education Union (AEU) continues to pursue the objectives of EI’s Unite for Quality Education through its I give a Gonski campaign. For the next five weeks until 18 March, four vans will cover 23,000 km in Australia pressuring the continent’s government to deliver on quality education for all.
[2014-02-06] India: Unions develop Action Plan for gender equity
A South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Women’s Network Planning Meeting has been held in New Delhi, India. Three union leaders from EI affiliate All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation (AISTF) National Office, six AISTF representatives from the Indian Maharashtra State, as well as six AISTF representatives from the Indian Himachal Pradesh State participated in this event. The meeting, from 14-16 January, was organised by EI along with its Swedish affiliate, Lärarförbundet.
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.