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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 February 2023

    We are education! Successful trade union strategies in Mexico

    The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) is one of the biggest education unions in the world. It currently represents more than 1.5 million active members at all levels of education and 700,000 retired teachers. Its mission is to defend public education and protect the rights of education...

    We are education! Successful trade union strategies in Mexico
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 January 2023

    Uruguay: The importance of a global campaign to defend public education

    José Olivera

    Latin America is the most unequal region in the world, with one of the highest rates of wealth concentration and the associated poverty and marginalisation affecting the majority of the region’s population. It also suffers from unequal income distribution, be it direct, through active or passive income, or indirect, through...

    Uruguay: The importance of a global campaign to defend public education
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 January 2023

    Senegal: Strong action needed for inclusive quality public education

    Marième Sakho Dansokho

    Is Senegal, the good student, cited as an example, a giant with feet of clay? With 25% of its budget allocated to education, i.e. more than 6% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), significant efforts are certainly being made, but for what result? There are more than 1,500,000 children out...

    Senegal: Strong action needed for inclusive quality public education
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 11 January 2023

    Transforming education: what role will be given to textbooks and under what conditions?

    Roger Kaffo Fokou

    On 16, 17 and 19 September 2022, the World Summit on the Transformation of Education was held in New York. Its aim was to find a suitable response to the education crisis. At stake, and beyond the challenge of equity and equality, is the adaptation of education systems to their...

    Transforming education: what role will be given to textbooks and under what conditions?
  5. Worlds of Education 1 January 2023

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    We are always eager to hear new and interesting perspectives on education. If you have insights you would like to share with the global education community, do not hesitate to send us your article.

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  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 December 2022

    Refugee Education: Key Tensions and Opportunities

    Maysa Jalbout, Katy Bullard

    Refugee education is more critical than ever. Centering refugee voices and resolving key tensions in policy and programming will be critical for ensuring that all refugee students and teachers receive the support they need. Teachers’ unions can play an important role in these processes, connecting refugee teachers to valuable services,...

    Refugee Education: Key Tensions and Opportunities
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 December 2022

    The toxic influence of the private school system

    Florian Lascroux

    If there was free, quality state education throughout the world, the existence of private schools would probably not pose much of a problem. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and the expansion of the private education system poses a big risk to universal schooling and quality education, foundations of an...

    The toxic influence of the private school system
  8. Equity and inclusion 7 December 2022

    #16Days | Using technology to foster meaningful conversations on gender-based violence

    Aayushi Aggarwal

    Over the past two years, the world has undergone massive changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These abrupt and unpredictable changes have required adjustments to how we work and have challenged us to re-think, re-assess and re-formulate our approaches and engagements. Gender at Work’s engagement with Education International on capacity...

    #16Days | Using technology to foster meaningful conversations on gender-based violence
  9. Climate action and literacy 5 December 2022

    #16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon

    Fátima da Silva

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international UN Women campaign that has been running since 1991 and which provides an opportunity to reflect on the issue of abuse suffered by women around the world. The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December and this year...

    #16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon
  10. Equity and inclusion 2 December 2022

    #16Days | Ending the violence against Indigenous women and girls

    Tesa Fiddler

    The tragedy of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls must not continue to be part of the narrative of Canada. Indigenous women and girls have experienced colonial violence and genocide for hundreds of years and it must end.

    #16Days | Ending the violence against Indigenous women and girls
  11. Democracy 30 November 2022

    #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine

    Kateryna Maliuta-Osaulova

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 marked the beginning of a collective nightmare. Attacks against civilians, including sexual violence against women and girls have been used as part of the campaign of terror to intimidate the population. This first-hand account from Ukraine details the horrors war unleashed but...

    #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 28 November 2022

    #16Days | Woman, life, freedom!

    Khazar Lotfi

    The death of Jina Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish-Iranian woman has sparked nationwide protests in Iran since September. Educators and students were amongst the first to go on strike in protest against the Islamic regime’s brutality and in support of Iranians fighting for their freedom.

    #16Days | Woman, life, freedom!
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 25 November 2022

    Sportswashing edtech: how a World Cup corporate sponsor is playing with education

    Ben Williamson

    Education technology companies do not usually sponsor global sports tournaments. The brand logo of Byju’s, however, is currently displaying in football grounds in Qatar, after becoming an official FIFA World Cup sponsor . But the most highly-valued EdTech company on the planet is also carrying a lot of recent reputational...

    Sportswashing edtech: how a World Cup corporate sponsor is playing with education
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 November 2022

    The Copyright Experience of the University of the South Pacific: a Union Perspective

    Elizabeth Reade Fong

    Legislation is meant not only to protect but to bring equity. And copyright legislation is not meant to be any different. However, the reality on the ground in a developing country like Fiji has only reinforced the inequity of access to and, more importantly, the use of information for learning...

    The Copyright Experience of the University of the South Pacific: a Union Perspective
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 October 2022

    Teachers, not computers, are the beating heart of education

    Susan Hopgood

    More than 130 countries committed to prioritise education at the United Nation’s Transforming Education Summit (TES), a global meeting of Heads of State held in September in New York.

    Teachers, not computers, are the beating heart of education
  16. Union renewal and development 21 October 2022

    Cameroon: the urgent need for trade union renewal in a time of severe restrictions on freedoms

    Roger Kaffo Fokou

    The struggle for freedom is common to women and men throughout the world and throughout time. Like Sisyphus' rock, we never finish trying to get to the top of the mountain. But the context is never the same and, at the same time as each struggle is individual to one...

    Cameroon: the urgent need for trade union renewal in a time of severe restrictions on freedoms
  17. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 October 2022

    Public-Private Partnerships at no cost to the State & to Society – Is this possible?

    Carolina Finette

    In this blog post, I share my personal trajectory as a teacher experiencing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Brazil countryside and urge stakeholders to reflect on the problems involving such partnerships to education. In addition, I reflect on how such PPPs are a result of the lack of financing in...

    Public-Private Partnerships at no cost to the State & to Society – Is this possible?