Articles from Paraguay
Future of work in education 20 April 2023
Go Public! Fund Education: Global campaign launched in Latin America
Education International affiliates from across the region came together to coordinate their work on the new global campaign and to urge governments to invest more in public education in their countries.Go Public! Fund Education: Global campaign launched in Latin America
Equity and inclusion 12 August 2022
Indigenous education workers call for a commitment from the region’s governments to education for their peoples
The call was made in the framework of the IX Regional Conference on Public Education and Indigenous Peoples convened by Education International Latin America. The event was attended by over 150 education workers who travelled to Asuncion, Paraguay from Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, and Paraguay .Indigenous education workers call for a commitment from the region’s governments to education for their peoples
Equity and inclusion 10 August 2022
Indigenous educators from across Latin America come together to strengthen public education
Convened by Education International Latin America (EILA) on August 9-11, the IX Regional Meeting on Public Education and Indigenous Peoples brought together more than 150 educators from all over the region, representing indigenous peoples from Peru, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay who travelled many miles by air...Indigenous educators from across Latin America come together to strengthen public education
Equity and inclusion 1 August 2022
Paraguay: UNE-SN starts building its gender equality policy
Education International Latin America’s Network of Women Education Workers lent its support to the initiative.
Within the framework of the activity, UNE-SN joined the campaign for the ratification of ILO C190 led by EILA and the Network of Women Education Workers. Among the key issues addressed at the workshop, the participants highlighted the unequal opportunities between men and women, the gender gaps in care responsibilities...Paraguay: UNE-SN starts building its gender equality policy
Union growth 1 December 2020
#16dayscampaign | "Gender-Based Violence in Paraguay: The Other Pandemic", by Paola Giménez (OTEP AUTÉNTICA).
Within the framework of a profoundly sexist culture, the phenomenon of gender-based violence is linked to violence against women, children and adolescents, particularly those from the poorest sectors of society and those belonging to indigenous communities. Paraguay has one of the highest rates of child sexual abuse in South America:...#16dayscampaign | "Gender-Based Violence in Paraguay: The Other Pandemic", by Paola Giménez (OTEP AUTÉNTICA).
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 December 2019
"Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.
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.
Leading the profession 26 September 2019
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
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 July 2019
“Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
Hugo Rubén 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.
Equity and inclusion 13 February 2019
“A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.
Juan Gabriel Espinola, Karen Inga Eira
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 1989 (No 169), the only international treaty that specifically addresses the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Education International recognizes the critical role that teachers and their organizations in the education system have in ensuring the...“A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.
Union growth 19 December 2018
#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
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 August 2018
Paraguay: Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers
The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples reminds us that in many parts of the world, indigenous people routinely face exclusion, discrimination and economic hardship and violence. In Paraguay, after centuries of invasion of their lands, European colonization and the violation of their human rights by subsequent governments, the...Paraguay: Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 July 2018
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
Fighting the commercialisation of education 4 July 2018
Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho
What is becoming increasingly significant in the rest of the world has long since been reality in Latin America; education as a business. To get parents to send their children to fee-paying private schools and students to attend expensive private universities, the public education system has had to be maligned...Defending the right to education! Latin American teachers’ unions fighting against making education a business, by Gabriela Sancho
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?
Trade union rights are human rights 4 September 2014
Paraguay: Excessive repression against teachers
When teachers in Paraguay took to the streets last month to demand a decent budget for public education, they were met with police force rather than having their calls for quality education heard.Paraguay: Excessive repression against teachers
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 September 2013
Paraguay: teachers call for decent working conditions
The Unión Nacional de Educadores Sindicato Nacional (UNE-SN), Education International’s affiliate in Paraguay, is mobilising its members around a major campaign to demand an increase in the education budgets for 2013 and 2014.Paraguay: teachers call for decent working conditions
Equity and inclusion 2 July 2012
EI Regional Committee condemns dismissal of Paraguay's President
In a statement released on 22 June, the EI Regional Committee for Latin America called on EI affiliates to stand in solidarity with the democratically elected government in Paraguay and its people and to express their strong condemnation of the unlawful deposition of Paraguay´s President.EI Regional Committee condemns dismissal of Paraguay's President