[2014-09-17] Pakistan: culmination events in full swing

Affiliates in Pakistan are promoting quality education throughout the country, and have joined the campaign’s culmination events by blending its slogans with Pakistan’s traditional culture and teachers’ daily lives.

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[2014-09-16] Taiwan: Teachers’ union stands up for students’ health

A national teachers’ union in Taiwan has called for the boycott of a major food manufacturer in a bid, it says, to protect Taiwanese people’s health, especially that of students.

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[2014-09-12] Unite Campaign global tour set to begin down under

Hundreds of educators, students and unionists are expected to fill the shore line of Sydney Harbour tomorrow as quality education is celebrated to mark the beginning of the end of the Unite Campaign.

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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.