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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Equity and inclusion 15 October 2015

    Teacher unions focus on plight of refugee children’s education

    From Europe to the United States, teacher unions are urging their governments to both welcome more refugees and to ensure that schools open their doors to make quality education available to refugee children.

    Teacher unions focus on plight of refugee children’s education
  12. Equity and inclusion 3 September 2015

    Germany: teacher unions calling for support to integrate refugee children

    Amid the increasing number of refugees seeking peace and safety across Europe, teacher unions in Education International’s European Region are stressing the importance of integrating refugee children in schools as students return to the classroom.

    Germany: teacher unions calling for support to integrate refugee children
  13. Equity and inclusion 6 January 2015

    In the U.S., educators mobilise for unaccompanied minors’ health, educational, safety and legal needs to be met

    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. Southern border, which was 5,200 in 2012, has swelled to more than 52,000 in 2014, according to the resolution  recently adopted by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), entitled «International Humanitarian Crisis At The U.S. Border».

    In the U.S., educators mobilise for unaccompanied minors’ health, educational, safety and legal needs to be met
  14. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2014

    EI: Migrant workers crucial for sustainable and sound societies

    On International Migrants Day, Education International is calling for fundamental changes in global migration policies, considering that migrant workers are essential to the functioning of today’s economies.

    EI: Migrant workers crucial for sustainable and sound societies