[2015-10-08] Iran: intensified pressure on teacher unionists

Fourteen teacher unionists have been detained in a Tehran detention centre for a couple of hours on 7 October for scheduling a peaceful protest, and threatened to be arrested again if participating in the protest planned for 8 October.

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[2015-09-22] Nepal: successful teachers’ action opens negotiations with Ministry

Following two months of continuous action, Nepalese teachers have been invited by the Ministry of Education to discuss crucial issues such as the public education system and rebuilding works after the earthquakes.

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[2015-09-15] Tajikistan: teacher training focuses on vigorous trade unionism and fight against child labour

Education International’s Asia-Pacific regional office has carried out workshops in Tajikistan on trade union basics and on child labour to help boost trade union strength, and to ensure access to education for all.

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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.