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    “Global Refugee Forum: time for immediate and sustainable action”, by David Edwards.

    Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Ayene

    The refugee Convention of 1951 was born out of the profound feeling of shame following the Second World War due to the failure to respond to and receive those fleeing the Holocaust. That action of inaction condemned many to become its victims. Lest we forget, that Convention and the 1967 Protocol that expanded it, sprouted from...

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    "Inclusive Schools as a Political and Social Rights Space", by Gabriela Sancho Mena.

    Photo: Nahuel Berger / World Bank

    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, collective, subvers...

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    “Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.

    Education International

    Teachers and education in the Philippines are under siege. The Duterte government’s worsening attacks on all forms of dissent, disguised as a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ purportedly to end local communist insurgency, is taking its toll on the sector that is universally mandated to espouse and uphold social justice, human rights a...

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