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Health and Safety in Schools

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 November 2017

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2017

    This year’s campaign turns its focus toward ending gender-based violence in education by continuing the momentum and achievements built up over a year that saw more than 700 organisations in 92 countries voice their support.

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2017
  2. Union growth 24 November 2017

    One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight

    The wave of revelations of sexual harassment and abuse of women from all walks of life marks a tipping point in tackling gender-based violence, and that effort begins in classrooms around the world.

    One story at a time, violence against women is thrust into the spotlight
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 23 November 2017

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools

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    Scotland is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children. Since Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, the Scottish Government has full responsibility for its education system. Top priority in the national policy is to reduce health...

    The child at the centre: the Scottish experience on health and wellbeing in schools
  4. Union growth 8 November 2017

    Yemen’s education crisis deepens as unpaid teachers continue to strike

    With more than 1,700 schools already closed due to damage from armed conflict, the country’s teachers have gone on strike, desperate to be paid after one year, only adding to the country’s education woes.

    Yemen’s education crisis deepens as unpaid teachers continue to strike
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 6 November 2017

    Yemen: 70th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

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

    Yemen: 70th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 November 2017

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace

    “Education International has been one of the world's leading unions in the fight for the respect of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex workers,” Education International's Executive Board member Daniel Lafrenière reminded at a top trade union event.

    Trade unionists united to ensure LGBTI rights at the workplace
  7. Equity and inclusion 20 October 2017

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe

    When Kailash Satyarthi commits there is no way of stopping him, which was evident as millions followed his call to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children in what was the country’s biggest march.

    Nobel Laureate leads historic march across India to keep children safe
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 17 October 2017

    Education International mourns the loss of Somali teachers and students

    The aftermath of the horrific bombing of Mogadishu is being felt far from the capital as the education community expresses solidarity for colleagues lost in the violent act which has left hundreds dead.

    Education International mourns the loss of Somali teachers and students
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 4 October 2017

    UK: teacher unions highlight need of students’ mental health support

    Teacher unions in the UK have reiterated educators’ commitment to ensure that the government takes account of their students’ mental health to achieve quality education.

    UK: teacher unions highlight need of students’ mental health support
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 19 September 2017

    Burkina Faso: 69th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

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

    Burkina Faso: 69th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
  11. Standards and working conditions 15 September 2017

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health

    On the occasion of the Swiss Education Day, teachers’ unions demanded that efforts be made by employers to improve their health protection, with the slogan “Healthy Schools - Good Schools.”

    Swiss Education Day focuses on educators’ health
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 20 August 2017

    Filipino colleagues and students receive a wave of education union solidarity

    Teacher unions globally have condemned continuing attacks against Lumad schools, teachers, students and communities in the Philippines, a show of solidarity which comes after a call to action from Education International.

    Filipino colleagues and students receive a wave of education union solidarity
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 August 2017

    USA: Education unions reaffirm role of education in addressing racial violence

    Reacting to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States’ education unions have strongly vowed to stand up for diversity and to promote tolerance and justice for all.

    USA: Education unions reaffirm role of education in addressing racial violence
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 9 August 2017

    Do not turn teachers into spies!

    Recently the European Bangladesh Forum invited me to participate in a debate on violent extremism. At stake was the question: How to prevent violent extremism?

    Do not turn teachers into spies!
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 9 August 2017

    Cyprus: 68th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

    Education International welcomes the move by Cyprus to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, a commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of war.

    Cyprus: 68th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
  16. Union growth 20 July 2017

    Serbia: 67th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration 

    Education International welcomes the move by Serbia to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, a commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of war.

    Serbia: 67th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration 
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 July 2017

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector

    EI-affiliated trade union groups in France have strongly criticised the French government's intention to reinstate a waiting day for public service employees in case of sick leave, describing the measure as “ineffective” and “unfair”.

    France: Unions criticise plans for sick leave waiting period in public sector