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Childrens Rights

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 3 December 2020

    Africa: Teacher unions continue to fight child labour despite Covid-pandemic

    As the Covid-19 crisis poses a threat to achievements made to get children into school and out of work, an online webinar has brought together unionists and experts to strengthen strategies and allow teachers to continue helping students.

    Africa: Teacher unions continue to fight child labour despite Covid-pandemic
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 May 2020

    Raise your hand for Justice for Every Child!

    The Justice for Every Child campaign, launched by the 100 Million campaign, urges the international community to take immediate action for marginalised children and young people.

    Raise your hand for Justice for Every Child!
  3. Leading the profession 9 October 2019

    Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change

    In preparation for next year’s conference of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), an extended meeting of the KTU Executive Committee was convened, underlining the issues of democracy, gender equality and action against climate change.

    Iraq: education union promotes internal democracy and gender equity and fights climate change
  4. Union renewal and development 22 July 2019

    Joining forces to change the world

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi sparked hope for change among delegates at the EI World Congress with a motivational speech on leadership, change and justice.

    Joining forces to change the world
  5. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2019

    “World Refugee Day: Stop Fencing out Democracy”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    In her 1948 speech concluding the work of the nascent UN Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Democracy, freedom, human rights have come to have a definite meaning to the people of the world which we must not allow any nation to so change that they are made synonymous...

    “World Refugee Day: Stop Fencing out Democracy”, by David Edwards.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 June 2019

    US: Cuts to education for children in federal custody at the border

    An official from the Health and Human Services Department of the US Administration sent an email to shelters notifying them of cancelled English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for children while in federal custody at the border after 22 May.

    US: Cuts to education for children in federal custody at the border
  7. Union growth 18 April 2019

    Sharing experience on the ILO-ITC course ‘Achieving education 2030 and eliminating child labour’

    Yamikani Mlangiza

    Yamikani Mlangiza, Assistant Programs Coordinator for Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM), accepted to reflect back for Worlds of Education on her experience attending a one-week training at the ILO International Training Center in Turin last year, with support from Education International.

    Sharing experience on the ILO-ITC course ‘Achieving education 2030 and eliminating child labour’
  8. Equity and inclusion 14 November 2018

    Germany: education unionists start 100 million campaign against child labour

    German students and politicians met with activists and education unionists from Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft and debated ways to fight the scourge of child labour in the framework of the 100 Million campaign.

    Germany: education unionists start 100 million campaign against child labour
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 1 October 2018

    Stop the US “zero tolerance” immigration policy harmful to children and their families!

    Education International has endorsed the complaint lodged by United States (US) trade unions concerning the US “zero tolerance” immigration policy systematically and forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents, for the purposes of prosecuting parents for “illegal entry” in the country.

    Stop the US “zero tolerance” immigration policy harmful to children and their families!
  10. Equity and inclusion 21 June 2018

    Education International denounces the abuse of migrant children by U.S. government

    Education International strongly condemns the forceful and systematic separation of children from their parents, the jailing of infants and minors and the violation of basic human rights displayed by the U.S. government against migrants seeking refuge.

    Education International denounces the abuse of migrant children by U.S. government
  11. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2018

    Quality education is the best guarantee against child labour

    Each year, Education International celebrates World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June. EI encourages education trade unions to participate in public activities in order to demonstrate the commitment of teachers’ and support staff to eradicating child labour and promoting quality public education for all.

    Quality education is the best guarantee against child labour
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 21 February 2018

    Refugee integration policy needs concerted effort

    The need for concerted efforts at national and international levels to effectively integrate refugee children into education was highlighted at a seminar hosted by Education International. The seminar also focused on the need for action in education policy to reduce the risk of a lost generation of children.

    Refugee integration policy needs concerted effort
  13. Equity and inclusion 6 April 2017

    Child labour: Uganda’s teachers are crucial agents of positive change

    The sensitisation programme of the Uganda National Teachers' Union has borne great fruits against child labour in a remote district, leading to a substantial increase in the enrolment and retention of students, girls and boys alike.

    Child labour: Uganda’s teachers are crucial agents of positive change