[2015-11-22] Philippines: corporate inroads on public education

The latest in-depth Education International study reveals the extent to which the Philippine government has opened its doors to the rampant growth of privatised education, putting corporate interests ahead of its children and their families.

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[2015-11-20] Tajikistan’s educators work to improve girls’ access to quality education

Members of the Republican Trade Union Committee of Education and Scientific Workers are addressing the challenges of child labour and gender equality in order to improve quality and access to education.

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[2015-11-16] Indonesian education unionists focus on advancing new global development goals

One month after their adoption, members of the teachers’ union Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia have debated ways to advance global priorities, especially the post-2015 sustainable development goals focused on education and gender.

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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.