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  1. 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
  2. Equity and inclusion 23 May 2016

    World Humanitarian Summit to tackle urgent issues in refugee crisis

    At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit being held in Istanbul, education stakeholders are calling on policy leaders to ensure access to education for all displaced children.

    World Humanitarian Summit to tackle urgent issues in refugee crisis
  3. Equity and inclusion 21 April 2016

    German education adapts to include refugees in the classroom

    German unions are pushing for effective inclusion plans for adult refugees arriving in the country, with a focus on integrative education based on language skills and the acquisition of enabling diplomas.

    German education adapts to include refugees in the classroom
  4. Equity and inclusion 9 March 2016

    UN: Need for shared responsibility and policies to address migration issues

    Migration policies, growing xenophobia internationally, indicators on migrants and migration in sustainable development goals’ targets, and a world migration summit were key issues discussed at the United Nations Coordination Meeting on International Migration.

    UN: Need for shared responsibility and policies to address migration issues
  5. Equity and inclusion 3 March 2016

    Educating refugee children becomes an unofficial theme in Berlin

    With Germany as the backdrop, the plight of refugee children and their education opportunities have become a focus at the Sixth International Summit on the Teaching Profession, where teachers’ unions are meeting with education ministers.

    Educating refugee children becomes an unofficial theme in Berlin
  6. Equity and inclusion 12 February 2016

    EI says no to derogations of the minimum wage for refugees

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff discussion paper  that was presented by C. Lagarde at the World Economic Forum called for ‘temporary and limited derogations of the minimum wage for refugees’ – a proposal that has met strong rejection by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and other global union...

    EI says no to derogations of the minimum wage for refugees
  7. Equity and inclusion 11 February 2016

    Treatment of asylum seeking students raises ire of Australian principal

    A Melbourne principal is prepared to risk the threat of jail by speaking out against the ongoing plight of his high school students who continue to live in an asylum seeker detention centre.

    Treatment of asylum seeking students raises ire of Australian principal
  8. Equity and inclusion 13 January 2016

    USA: educators play key role in combatting human trafficking

    American education unions are taking the fight against human trafficking to the classroom, with a toolkit designed to help teachers recognise and act in case a student is suspected of being a victim.

    USA: educators play key role in combatting human trafficking
  9. Equity and inclusion 17 December 2015

    EI calls for respect of migrants and refugees’ rights

    To mark International Migrants’ Day, Education International is reminding governments and the international community of their duty to ensure that the rights of migrants, refugees and displaced persons are respected and guaranteed.

    EI calls for respect of migrants and refugees’ rights
  10. Equity and inclusion 11 December 2015

    USA: Filipino teachers celebrate court victory in forced labour case

    A Los Angeles teacher placement company has been ordered to pay $4.5 million to 350 Filipino teachers it lured to the United States and forced into exploitive contracts after arriving to teach in Louisiana. 

    USA: Filipino teachers celebrate court victory in forced labour case
  11. Equity and inclusion 19 November 2015

    UN refugee agency looks to boost collaboration with EI

    As the perilous situation facing refugees continues, the United Nations’ refugee agency has turned to Education International in an effort to work together toward ensuring that all displaced children receive their right to an education.

    UN refugee agency looks to boost collaboration with EI
  12. Equity and inclusion 4 November 2015

    Asia-Pacific : EI affiliates gather to discuss teacher migration issues in the region

    As part of a 3-year project funded by EI and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, EI affiliates from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines met for a 3-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur (September 29th-October 1st) to discuss teacher migration and related social protection issues.

    Asia-Pacific : EI affiliates gather to discuss teacher migration issues in the region
  13. 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