Articles from Djibouti
Leading the profession 21 October 2020
“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...“Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
Leading the profession 17 October 2019
“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...“Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
Trade union rights are human rights 26 June 2019
Djibouti: teachers are being unfairly imprisoned
Education International and the Francophone Trade Union Committee for Education and Training are demanding the immediate release of seven teachers arrested in Djibouti on apparently unsubstantiated charges.Djibouti: teachers are being unfairly imprisoned
Union growth 11 December 2018
#UDHR70 - “Teacher trade unionism in Djibouti: verdict of a life of sacrifice”, by Ahmed-Kadar Nour Ismail
Ahmed-Kadar Nour Ismail
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the time has come for me to look back over more than 30 years of personal commitment to national education in my country, and more than 20 years of trade union activism within the Syndicat des...#UDHR70 - “Teacher trade unionism in Djibouti: verdict of a life of sacrifice”, by Ahmed-Kadar Nour Ismail
Trade union rights are human rights 10 August 2018
Four new states endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
Education International welcomes the move by Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San Marino to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing themselves to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict.Four new states endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 May 2017
This May Day, why not try solidarity?
As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.This May Day, why not try solidarity?
Union growth 23 March 2017
Djibouti: EI outraged at teacher union leaders’ arrests
Education International has released a solidarity statement firmly urging Djibouti’s public authorities to immediately release imprisoned education union leaders, stop harassment measures and ensure respect for human and trade union rights, including social dialogue.Djibouti: EI outraged at teacher union leaders’ arrests
Trade union rights are human rights 7 July 2016
Djibouti: EI welcomes formerly imprisoned teacher unionist
Education International’s support for Djiboutian colleagues fighting for quality education and respect for trade union and human rights was underscored recently when Djiboutian education activist Omar Ali Ewado visited the global federation’s headquarters.Djibouti: EI welcomes formerly imprisoned teacher unionist
Union growth 18 February 2016
Djibouti: teacher unionist released from prison after global support
Teacher unionist and human rights defender Omar Ali Ewado is once again a free man after he was released from prison on 14 February following an appeals court decision that dismissed charges against him.Djibouti: teacher unionist released from prison after global support
Union growth 27 January 2016
Djibouti: Education International calls for release of teacher unionist and human rights defender
The sentencing of Omar Ali Ewado, the Deputy General Secretary of the Union of Primary School Teachers, to three months in prison follows relentless government harassment since December of last year.Djibouti: Education International calls for release of teacher unionist and human rights defender
Trade union rights are human rights 13 March 2012
Djibouti: Interview with a champion of the independence of teaching unions
Farah Abdillah Miguil, General Secretary of EI Djibouti affiliate SYNESED (Union of Secondary Teachers), was his union’s delegate to EI’s 6th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2011. In this interview, he shares his thoughts as a union leader and champion of human and trade union rights...Djibouti: Interview with a champion of the independence of teaching unions