[2016-02-04] In war-torn Syria, funding for education is the only hope for out-of-school children

Five years into the Syrian conflict, 2.1 million children have lost their schools, while another 700 thousand are struggling abroad as refugees without access to education.

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[2016-02-03] Iraq: Teachers’ salary arrears must be paid immediately

Education International has strongly protested to the Iraqi Prime Minister about the ongoing delays in the payment of teachers’ salaries in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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[2016-01-20] Attack on Pakistan university leaves scores dead, injured

Security forces have ended a deadly siege at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, in north western Pakistan, after a group of militants stormed the school as morning classes were getting underway.

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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.