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Articles from Kenya

  1. Union growth 10 December 2020

    #16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).

    Rex Fyles, madeleine kennedy macfoy

    Gender-based violence in and around schools poses big challenges to education unions and their members. Because everyone in and around schools – teachers, students, education support personnel - can be both perpetrator and victim of such violence, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a violation of both the right to quality...

    #16dayscampaign | “When teachers’ unions take action, schools become safer for everyone”, by madeleine kennedy-macfoy (EI) and Rex Fyles (Gender at Work).
  2. Union growth 9 December 2020

    Education International urges government intervention to stop union-busting in Kenya

    Today, 9 December, Education International’s Executive Board has adopted a resolution calling on the Government of Kenya to urge the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the national employer authority in education, to desist from a campaign of discrimination against the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT). The Government must urge the...

    Education International urges government intervention to stop union-busting in Kenya
  3. Equity and inclusion 25 November 2020

    #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).

    Alice Tuei

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the closure of learning institutions and other measures undertaken by the Kenyan Government to prevent transmission within communities and families, cases of gender-based violence (GBV) increased drastically within the communities.

    #16dayscampaign | “Union Responses to Increased Gender-based Violence during Covid-related Lockdowns in Kenya”, by Alice Tuei (KNUT).
  4. Leading the profession 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 18 August 2020

    Kenya Parliament directs Teachers’ Service Commission to address KNUT concerns

    After a long and devastating conflict in which trade union rights were violated and the existence of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) was threatened, the Education Committee of the Parliament of Kenya has proposed a series of steps to resolve the dispute. The proposal is aimed at reversing...

    Kenya Parliament directs Teachers’ Service Commission to address KNUT concerns
  6. Union growth 7 July 2020

    Kenya: Union sues university leaders over cuts to salaries of academics

    In Kenya, the Universities Academic Staff Union has taken the vice-chancellors of two universities to court over cuts in lecturers’ salaries, which had been previously suspended by a judge.

    Kenya: Union sues university leaders over cuts to salaries of academics
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 28 May 2020

    Kenya: New report urges government to plan well and save lives

    In Kenya, education unions have joined with civil society organisations in presenting public authorities with recommendations and steps to be taken to guarantee a safe reopening of schools and education institutions.

    Kenya: New report urges government to plan well and save lives
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 9 April 2020

    Kenya: Educators call for lockdown and measures to protect population during COVID-19 crisis

    Two education unions in Kenya have called for a complete lockdown of the country to ensure the safety of educators and students. The proposal is just one of those submitted by the unions for the effective and successful management of the health, education, and economic crisis caused by the spread...

    Kenya: Educators call for lockdown and measures to protect population during COVID-19 crisis
  9. Equity and inclusion 12 March 2020

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."

    madeleine kennedy macfoy

    Examples of the work done by Education International and its member organisations in different parts of the world since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted in 1995, demonstrate the power of taking collective action to find collective solutions.

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 10 February 2020

    Kenya: Deadly stampede in school highlights dangers of overcrowding and poor infrastructure

    On 3 February, a stampede in the Kakamega Primary School in Kenya's western region left 14 students dead and 40 severely injured. Kenyan education unions have reacted angrily to the factors that led to the tragedy. The unions condemned the lack of implementation of existing safety standards, and addressed the...

    Kenya: Deadly stampede in school highlights dangers of overcrowding and poor infrastructure
  11. Leading the profession 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 March 2019

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings

    Kayce Freed Jennings

    This is true: educating girls will change the world. We know that. So why, then, are there still 130 million girls out of school and what can we do about it? What can you, as educators, do about it? What can your students do?

    #IWD2019 #Education Voices: “Educating Girls Matters: How You Can Help Change the World”, by Kayce Freed Jennings