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Articles from Brazil

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-07-02

    Brazil: Union mobilises to prevent shutdown of public education

    The Brazilian National Confederation of Education Workers (CNTE) is mobilizing to prevent the shutdown of public basic education in January 2021 due to lack of funding. This Thursday, CNTE is calling its affiliates and educators from around the globe to put pressure on the country’s congress to vote for the...

    Brazil: Union mobilises to prevent shutdown of public education
  2. Democracy 2020-06-30

    "Between Pandemic and Pandemonium", by Carlos Abicalil.

    I write this article following the announcement that the Minister of State for Education, Abraham Weintraub, has stepped down from his position: the second such occurrence in the first year and a half of President Bolsonaro’s administration. It has been revealed that he is to take on the role of...

    "Between Pandemic and Pandemonium", by Carlos Abicalil.
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 2020-05-26

    Brazil: Trade union manifesto urges different approach from Bolsonaro

    In Brazil, the Confederação Nacional dos Trabalhadores em Educação (CNTE) has issued a manifesto of measures to safeguard public health and workers’ lives.

    Brazil: Trade union manifesto urges different approach from Bolsonaro
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2020-03-16

    Brazil: National strike in education gains support from other sectors

    The Confederación Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación (CNTE), Education International affiliate in Brazil, has called a major nationwide strike in education, protesting the policies of the Bolsonaro administration. The trade union centre in Brazil - Central Única de los trabajadores de Brasil (CUT) – and other organisations have announced they...

    Brazil: National strike in education gains support from other sectors
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2019-12-12

    "Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.

    An inclusive public school must be a space where everyone has a place. It is a right that must help strengthen all skills and abilities and encompass all the diversities in our society. It must also be a place of opportunity, reflection, debate, participatory action, invention, questions, research; a secular,...

    "Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 2019-09-26

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky

    Education International's decision to encourage discussion of an International Treaty concerning the exceptions and limitations to copyright for educational and research activities is both timely and necessary. The obstacles imposed on these activities by the excessively restrictive regulations in this area become remarkably difficult to overcome in the current context,...

    Right to authorship, by Yamile Socolovsky
  7. Equity and inclusion 2019-08-30

    Brazil: CNTE defends the rights of LGBTQ+ students in schools

    To commemorate the National Day of Lesbian Visibility, 29 August 2019, the Education Commission of the Chamber of Deputies held a debate on discrimination against LGBTI+ students in schools.

    Brazil: CNTE defends the rights of LGBTQ+ students in schools
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 2019-08-20

    500 days of injustice – We must right the wrong and #FreeLula

    Today, August 20th, marks 500 days of the wrongful imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva. This is a day of action and mobilisation for justice. Educators from around the world stand with their Brazilian colleagues in the call for freedom for President Lula. Join us!

    500 days of injustice – We must right the wrong and #FreeLula
  9. Union growth 2019-07-26

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.

    “As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of...

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 2019-05-17

    Brazil: Teachers bring country to a halt and demand end of cuts

    The first national mobilization since the start of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency brought the country to a halt and sent a clear message of opposition to the government’s policies.

    Brazil: Teachers bring country to a halt and demand end of cuts
  11. Union growth 2019-05-16

    “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.

    Education Support Personnel (ESP) are a vital part of the education workforce. They help to do all the background tasks and hidden duties that ensure that teachers can teach and students can learn. Together with teachers and school leaders, ESP are responsible for creating and sustaining a school culture where...

    “Education Support Personnel: Shining light on the invisible workforce”, by Philippa Butler.
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 2019-03-19

    Brazil: international solidarity after Suzano school shooting

    After last week’s shooting at a school in Sao Paolo educators worldwide have shared their solidarity and grief with their colleagues, students and families in Brazil.

    Brazil: international solidarity after Suzano school shooting
  13. Union growth 2019-03-08

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.

    Until recently, women in Latin America had achieved unprecedented levels of political participation with the election of women presidents in several countries in the region. Dilma Rousseff (2011–2016), Cristina Kirchner (2007–2015) and Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 and 2014–2018) all served two terms as elected presidents in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, respectively....

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 2018-12-19

    #UDHR70 – “A banner of struggle for humanity”, by Yamile Socolovsky

    On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it seems inevitable that we ask ourselves whether in the ensuing time we have succeeded in advancing its goals, or whether those principles have ended up being nothing more than a well-intentioned, but ultimately futile statement of a humanistic...

    #UDHR70 – “A banner of struggle for humanity”, by Yamile Socolovsky
  15. Standards and working conditions 2018-10-31

    Education trade union community strongly condemns the persecution of educators in Brazil

    Education International fully supports its Brazilian affiliate, the Confederação Nacional dos Trabalhadores em Educação, in its denunciation of a newly elected parliamentarian’s attempt to shackle teachers’ freedom of speech.

    Education trade union community strongly condemns the persecution of educators in Brazil
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2018-07-25

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky

    15 June marked the centenary of the university reform led by the student movement in Córdoba, Argentina. This pioneering reform paved the way for a democratic reconstruction of academic institutions that shook the entire region. The transformation of Latin American public universities became a permanent battleground between those who yearned...

    In Latin America, teachers and students champion the right to attend university, by Yamile Socolovsky