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Articles from Iraq

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 March 2019

    Iraq: The region and education system of Kurdistan pass into oblivion

    The Kurdistan Teachers' Union (KTU) issued a distress call about the deplorable situation of teachers in the public education system, which continues to deteriorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

    Iraq: The region and education system of Kurdistan pass into oblivion
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 September 2018

    Iraq: New residential neighbourhood for teachers secured by union

    Land for teachers’ housing has been made available in the Kalar district of Iraq, thanks to the efforts of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union.

    Iraq: New residential neighbourhood for teachers secured by union
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 16 July 2018

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education

    The opening of a new headquarters for its branch in the centre of the Iraqi Chamchamal region represents a golden opportunity for the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union to highlight the importance of providing quality education for all in the country and renew its commitment to ensure it.

    Iraq: teacher union expands to better advocate for quality public education
  4. Standards and working conditions 28 May 2018

    Iraq: Teachers’ salary cuts limited

    Kurdistan’s education trade union was successful in easing drastic salary cuts planned for teachers.

    Iraq: Teachers’ salary cuts limited
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 January 2018

    Iraq: Union continues support for region devastated by earthquake

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union in Iraq was quick to support colleagues and the education system in eastern and southern Iraq after its devastation by an earthquake late last year.

    Iraq: Union continues support for region devastated by earthquake
  6. Union growth 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?
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 21 February 2017

    Iraq: building peace and understanding through art

    Education union members in Kurdistan’s Iraqi region have shown their willingness, through a joint teachers’ and students’ art and handicraft exhibition, to work together towards building peace and understanding across their region and country.

    Iraq: building peace and understanding through art
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 13 September 2016

    International solidarity helps Iraqi teachers organise

    The Iraqi Teachers’ Union received a recent boost to its organisational efforts through a workshop organised by Education International's Arab Countries Cross-Regional Structure and the British National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers.

    International solidarity helps Iraqi teachers organise
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 5 July 2016

    Iraq: Teacher union outrage at bombing

    The Iraqi Teachers’ Union has firmly condemned the latest terrorist attack perpetrated by Daesh in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad, leaving, according to latest official reports, 200 people dead and 225 others severely injured.

    Iraq: Teacher union outrage at bombing
  10. Standards and working conditions 3 February 2016

    Iraq: Teachers’ salary arrears must be paid immediately

    Education International has strongly protested to the Iraqi Prime Minister about the ongoing delays in the payment of teachers’ salaries in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

    Iraq: Teachers’ salary arrears must be paid immediately
  11. Equity and inclusion 14 January 2016

    Iraqi teachers' campaign strives to end violence against women

    In conjunction with the United Nations’ recent 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Iraqi teachers organised a number of activities under the theme of “Home Peace to World Peace, Peaceful Education for All.”

    Iraqi teachers' campaign strives to end violence against women
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 January 2016

    Iraq: education union rolls up sleeves to tackle infrastructure issues

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union has announced a major project to enhance the housing situation of Kurdish teachers and education employees, cooperating with over 20 companies in the construction sector to build 17,000 units of accommodation, mostly apartments.

    Iraq: education union rolls up sleeves to tackle infrastructure issues
  13. Union renewal and development 9 November 2015

    Iraq: teacher unions work to maintain education as conflict continues

    Even amidst reports that show the increasing challenges facing education, especially refugee students and teachers, education unions from Iraq and abroad are focused on finding sustainable solutions, despite constant uncertainty facing the war torn country.

    Iraq: teacher unions work to maintain education as conflict continues
  14. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2015

    UNICEF: number of children in Iraq without access to school reaches two million

    The findings of the latest report from the United Nations Children’s Fund are damning, revealing that the number of children in Iraq with no access to school could surpass three million due to unrelenting violence.

    UNICEF: number of children in Iraq without access to school reaches two million