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  1. Union growth 20 July 2019

    ESN holds General Assembly prior to World Congress

    The Education and Solidarity Network (ESN), of which Education International (EI) is a founding organisation, held its General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand on July 20. These organisations from all around the world, including education unions, share the values of solidarity and democracy as their members cooperate to improve the health...

    ESN holds General Assembly prior to World Congress
  2. Equity and inclusion 11 July 2019

    #OffTrack #2: In the Philippines, Schools Serving Indigenous Communities Are Under Attack.

    Today, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum will focus on reviewing Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing inequalities and its interrelations with other goals. We are far off track to achieve equitable access to education and equitable educational opportunities for all. In fact, in some countries, governments are introducing policies...

    #OffTrack #2: In the Philippines, Schools Serving Indigenous Communities Are Under Attack.
  3. Union growth 21 June 2019

    2019 Centenary International Labour Conference adopts new Convention and Recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work

    Education International warmly welcomes the historic move by the 108th Centenary International Labour Conference, which has just adopted a first of its kind global instrument: a Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

    2019 Centenary International Labour Conference adopts new Convention and Recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work
  4. Equity and inclusion 11 June 2019

    “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.

    David Edwards

    More than 800 million women have experienced some form of violence and harassment, ranging from physical assault to verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation. #MeToo and similar movements have helped expose the scale of the problem in the world of work, encouraging women to speak out and demand justice. Whilst women...

    “Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work”, by David Edwards.
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 29 May 2019

    Japan: Grief following the attack on schoolchildren in Kawasaki

    As people around the world express their shock and disbelief on the student stabbing in Japan, educators express their deepest sympathy and sorrow.

    Japan: Grief following the attack on schoolchildren in Kawasaki
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 9 May 2019

    “Trade union research and action: an exchange of views on academic mobbing”, by Jean-Marie Lafortune and Eve Seguin.

    Jean-Marie Lafortune, Eve Seguin

    In October 2018, the Quebec Federation of University Professors (FQPPU), affiliated to Education International, published a report entitled “Le mobbing en milieu académique : mieux comprendre le phénomène pour mieux l’enrayer” (“Mobbing in an academic environment: understanding the phenomenon better in order to eradicate it better”). Jean-Marie Lafortune, president of...

    “Trade union research and action: an exchange of views on academic mobbing”, by Jean-Marie Lafortune and Eve Seguin.
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 23 April 2019

    The Republic of Moldova endorses the Safe Schools Declaration

    Education International welcomes the endorsement by the Republic of Moldova of the Safe Schools Declaration; a solemn government commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict.

    The Republic of Moldova endorses the Safe Schools Declaration
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 17 April 2019

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries

    The Education International Executive Board has sent out solidarity letters to member organisations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria; countries where political and terrorist violence has taken the lives of teachers, academics, and education support personnel.

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 4 April 2019

    The Philippines: Stop governmental harassment of education trade unionists

    In a resolution adopted at its 52th meeting, the Education International Executive Board condemns the government profiling of its member organisation in the Philippines, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and the death threats its leaders have received.

    The Philippines: Stop governmental harassment of education trade unionists
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 3 April 2019

    UK: Scapegoating teachers and other workers will not solve violent crime

    Commenting on the Downing Street Summit on violent crime, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has reaffirmed that violent crime involving young people is a complex issue which will not be resolved by putting additional pressures and responsibilities on educators.

    UK: Scapegoating teachers and other workers will not solve violent crime
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 14 March 2019

    Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!

    Union women and feminist allies take the campaign for the adoption of an International Labour Organisation’s Convention to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

    Stop gender-based violence in the world of work!
  12. Union growth 11 March 2019

    Burkina Faso: Unions call for stronger, sustained governmental measures to protect students and teachers from terrorist attacks

    Although they welcome the governmental measures taken following the terrorist attacks against teachers and schools in Burkina Faso, teacher trade unionists call on the public authorities to strengthen and improve these measures so as to be able to provide quality education under safe conditions.

    Burkina Faso: Unions call for stronger, sustained governmental measures to protect students and teachers from terrorist attacks
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate

    Dorcus Sekabate

    The late world renowned South African statesman and first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela once said; “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As an educator, these words have been a driving inspiration for my overall outlook on the profession and on what...

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: "The Role of Education in South Africa’s Struggle Against Gender Based Violence", by Dorcus Sekabate
  14. Leading the profession 19 February 2019

    “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.

    Yoshiko Norimatsu

    The Japan Teachers’ Union contributes to achieving gender-related rights through its programmes and policies focused on the rights of female educators. A recent JTU research, for example, has shown how terms of employment are interlinked with reproductive health and childcare challenges.

    “Evidence-based labour activities for gender equality and the rights to gender and reproductive health”, by Yoshiko Norimatsu.
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 13 February 2019

    Haiti endorses the Safe Schools Declaration

    Education International welcomes the endorsement by Haiti of the Safe Schools Declaration, committing itself to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict.

    Haiti endorses the Safe Schools Declaration
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 21 December 2018

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools

    Top women education unionists from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken stock of their 2018 activities focusing on anti-bullying and research on sexual harassment, and adopted a 2019 action plan to push forward action.

    Asian women union leaders join forces to combat bullying and sexual harassment in schools
  17. Equity and inclusion 17 December 2018

    Fiji: education unionists seek inclusive schools that are a safe environments for all

    The Education International’s Asia-Pacific office and the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) organised in Fiji a professional development workshop, “Teachers unions for inclusion: embracing diversity and promoting safe schools”.

    Fiji: education unionists seek inclusive schools that are a safe environments for all