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Articles from Lebanon

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 June 2021

    Lebanon: Teacher unions committed to delivering quality education amidst worst economic crisis in 30 years

    Lebanon has been hit with two extraordinary crises in the past two years: the explosion of the Beirut port and the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Lebanese educators and their unions have risen to the challenges presented by public health, economic, and refugee crises.

    Lebanon: Teacher unions committed to delivering quality education amidst worst economic crisis in 30 years
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 27 April 2021

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.

    Manal Hdaife

    “Lebanon is suffering from its worst economic crisis in 30 years. Across the country, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs and millions more struggle to buy necessities – all amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic” [1].

    “Debt cancellation: a key step towards economic recovery and financing quality education in Lebanon”, by Manal Hdaife.
  3. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2020

    "Overlapping crises: the impact of Covid-19 on refugee students in Lebanon", by Hussain Muhammad Jawad

    Hussain Muhammad Jawad

    Lebanon is a country with a population of 4.5 million and is home to a large number of refugees. Over two million Syrian refugees are now living in Lebanon, in addition to half a million of Palestinian refugees. More than 52% of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children, and...

    "Overlapping crises: the impact of Covid-19 on refugee students in Lebanon", by Hussain Muhammad Jawad
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 1 April 2020

    Lebanon: Union draws attention to the situation of refugees amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    School closures in Lebanon have affected over 1.3 million students at all levels of education. The country is host to large numbers of refugees who are most at risk during the crisis. Educators are working with the government to implement the best available solutions and call for solidarity and support...

    Lebanon: Union draws attention to the situation of refugees amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. Union growth 23 October 2019

    Lebanon: educators join nationwide protests calling for political and economic change

    Education unions have expressed their support for the legitimate demands of hundreds of thousands of citizens calling for radical change in a political system accused of corruption, confessionalism and clientelism, and an end to the endless economic crisis plaguing Lebanon.

    Lebanon: educators join nationwide protests calling for political and economic change
  6. 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.
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 31 May 2018

    Arab countries’ unions crucial to achieve international goals on education in their region

    Arab teacher union leaders have reasserted the need for public authorities in their region to listen to teacher organisations carefully, especially concerning current burning issues in their schools, notably refugee students and educators.

    Arab countries’ unions crucial to achieve international goals on education in their region
  8. Democracy 14 December 2017

    Arab education unions focus on union renewal and quality education

    Teacher union leaders in Arab-speaking countries have discussed ways to better engage with young and new teachers and steps necessary to achieve access to quality education for all by 2030 in their region.

    Arab education unions focus on union renewal and quality education
  9. Standards and working conditions 26 July 2017

    Lebanon: Government moves to increase teachers’ salaries

    After intense advocacy efforts by education unions and civil society organisations, the Lebanese parliament has passed a law providing a salary increase - for the first time in five years - for public services employees, including teachers.

    Lebanon: Government moves to increase teachers’ salaries
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 31 May 2017

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees

    Zeena Zakharia, Francine Menashy

    This study explores the complex interrelationship between conflict and private sector participation through a case study of the education of Syrian refugees.

    Investing in the crisis: Private participation in the education of Syrian refugees
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 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?
  12. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 April 2017

    The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation

    The interplay between crisis and private profit in the education sector is highlighted in a new study that focuses on the refugee crisis in Syria and the access to education of almost one million displaced children.

    The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation
  13. Equity and inclusion 27 May 2016

    Teachers’ role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated

    As violent conflict in the Middle East drives scores of children from school, teacher unions from across the region came together to address the regions' educational challenges, including the delivery of quality education to refugees.

    Teachers’ role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated