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    EI condemns the murders of more teachers in Colombia

    Education International

    EI condemns and expresses its deep sorrow at the murders of four more teachers in Colombia: Dionis Alfredo Sierra Vergara was murdered on 15 May; Carlos Julio Gómez was shot on 26 May; Freddy Antonio Cuadrado Núñez was killed on 27 May, and Alejandro José Peñata López on 20 June. They were all members of the Asociación de Maestr...

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    Cutbacks in public services set back social progress and equality

    Education International

    On 23 June, UN Public Services Day, trade unions around the world are demanding a clear commitment to the right of all people for quality public services that promote gender equality. Across a range of indicators women are shown to be bearing the brunt of the global economic crisis, particularly with cuts in public services.

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    EI launches ‘Bring a Book to Congress’ appeal

    Education International

    On UN Public Services Day, EI has launched an appeal for school libraries in South Africa, which are in a desperate state. Only seven per cent of public schools have functional libraries; 13 per cent have a library space without books or a librarian; and a massive 79 per cent do not have a library.

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