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Human Rights

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 24 August 2017

    Iran: Support needed to free unjustly imprisoned trade unionists

    Together with the International Transport Workers' Federation, Education International has launched a LabourStart global solidarity campaign to seek the immediate and unconditional release of jailed trade unionists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi.

    Iran: Support needed to free unjustly imprisoned trade unionists
  2. Union renewal and development 11 July 2017

    Ismet Akça: ''I no longer have a passport, I cannot leave the country''

    Ismet Akça had been an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Yıldız in Istanbul for 15 years. He has also been a member of the Executive of the university branch of the Eğitim-Sen for many years.

    Ismet Akça: ''I no longer have a passport, I cannot leave the country''
  3. Union growth 4 July 2017

    Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights

    In a significant move, the General Secretary of the Syndicat National des Agents de la Formation et de l'Education du Niger, has been appointed as the workers’ representative on the National Commission on Human Rights in Niger.

    Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights
  4. Fighting the commercialisation of education 27 June 2017

    UN resolution lets governments off the hook

    In many ways, the United Nations’ new resolution on the right to education is a positive step forward but unfortunately opts for the development of regulations for private providers instead of urging governments to uphold their responsibilities.

    UN resolution lets governments off the hook
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 26 June 2017

    Human rights and citizenship education crucial to harmony in democratic societies

    Education International’s Deputy General Secretary, Haldis Holst, has strongly reaffirmed the importance of human rights and citizenship education to meet global challenges and achieve mutual respect in democratic societies.

    Human rights and citizenship education crucial to harmony in democratic societies
  6. Union growth 8 June 2017

    EI defends education workers' rights at International Labour Conference

    The labour rights of teachers and quality terms of employment for better education systems have been at the core of EI deputy general secretary Haldis Holst's address to the International Labour Conference.

    EI defends education workers' rights at International Labour Conference
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 19 May 2017

    IRAN: Teacher Union Leader Esmail Abdi on Hunger Strike

    Education International (EI) reiterates its global solidarity call to request the immediate and unconditional release of Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association, who was sentenced to six years in jail on false charges by Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran last October.

    IRAN: Teacher Union Leader Esmail Abdi on Hunger Strike
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 May 2017

    From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective

    In a search for solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing people around the world, the second day of the Unite Conference in Rotterdam looked to build bridges from schools to politicians to policies.

    From the classroom to the world and back: educators take on a global perspective
  9. Union growth 4 May 2017

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks

    John Heffernan

    A few years ago, calling for a more robust worldwide embrace of human rights education by invoking the Holocaust, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra'ad said in a speech given at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Eight of the 15 people who planned the Holocaust in 1942...

    Building human rights education through global teacher networks
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 10 April 2017

    Argentina: Rising tension as teachers’ protest repressed by police

    Teachers in Argentina were targeted when their peaceful protest on the eve of 9–10 April was violently repressed by police. The demonstration, aiming to set up a 'mobile school' in the form of a white tent in front of the National Congress in Buenos Aires, was brought to an abrupt...

    Argentina: Rising tension as teachers’ protest repressed by police
  12. Union growth 6 April 2017

    Armenia: Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values

    Teacher unionists in Armenia reaffirmed their commitment to human rights and democracy by participating in a national high-level seminar, which highlighted the role of education unions in protecting human rights and values.

    Armenia: Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values
  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
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 4 April 2017

    Documentary shows Turkish teachers' plight

    A new documentary film about the fate of Sakine Yilmaz, former general secretary of Egitim Sen, and her life as a refugee in Germany sheds light on the oppression and persecution of tens of thousands of teachers in Turkey.

    Documentary shows Turkish teachers' plight
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 8 March 2017

    A ‘woman’s place’ is…in her union for economic justice and empowerment!

    As the international community celebrates International Women’s Day, this year, Education International and its affiliates reaffirm that trade unions are key actors in advancing women economic empowerment.

    A ‘woman’s place’ is…in her union for economic justice and empowerment!