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Day: April 23, 2019

Top human rights award goes to education leader

The former Secretary General of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in the Philippines has been named as recipient of a top international prize for trade union rights.   France Castro, a top trade union activist in the Philippines, has…

Discussions on copyright exceptions for education and research move forward

The week of April 1-5, 2019 was an important week for education and educators due to discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. The importance of copyright exceptions, including for education, was acknowledged by several speakers during…

Union members assaulted at Perfetti Van Melle Bangladesh after calling for an end to child labour

After a long fight for legal collective bargaining status at global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle’s Bangladesh factory, PVM Union leaders and members have been the target of threats and physical assault. Central to this fight against abusive labour practices was…

Young Senegalese and Ivorian teachers come together for quality education and effective trade unions : Education International

Young teacher-activists from Senegal and the Ivory Coast came together to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge on a number of issues relating to attaining quality education for all.   A workshop funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) brought…

The Republic of Moldova endorses the Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the endorsement by the Republic of Moldova of the Safe Schools Declaration; a solemn government commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict. The Republic of Moldova is the 86th state to…