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Solidarity in emergencies

Solidarity is our core value. When an emergency arises, Education International works together with affected member organisations to assess needs and provide support. We mobilise our global membership to act in solidarity, provide immediate assistance where possible, and initiate projects aimed at improving local conditions for our members.

Articles

  1. Climate action and literacy 21 May 2024

    Tonga: Empowering educators for sustainable development and human rights

    The Friendly Islands Teachers’ Association (FITA) is leading a transformative effort to empower educators and promote sustainable development within Tonga's education sector. In March 2024, FITA, conducted two pivotal workshops focusing on climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), trade union rights, and human rights.

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  2. Trade union rights are human rights 26 April 2024

    Haiti: Education keeps hope alive amidst the chaos

    Whilst the country goes through a deep, multifaceted crisis, teachers continue their fight to ensure education once again becomes a priority; a prerequisite for reestablishing lasting peace and prosperity in Haiti.

    Read more Haiti: Education keeps hope alive amidst the chaos
  3. Standards and working conditions 25 March 2024

    Afghanistan: Survey provides meaningful insights into the experiences of teachers and students under the Taliban regime

    Education International (EI) hosted a union side event at the 68th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) to highlight the plight of girls and women teachers in Afghanistan who have been forbidden from going to school and teaching since the Taliban takeover in 2021.

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  4. Democracy 25 March 2024

    Unwavering solidarity with teachers and students in Ukraine

    “749 days our brothers and sisters have been living under bombardments, shelling, and attacks. This is their reality. Our solidarity is unwavering because theirs is a fight for democracy and freedom which are at the core of who we are as education trade unions,” stated David Edwards, Education International General...

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  5. Union renewal and development 18 March 2024

    Palestine: Teachers stand by their students amid war and destruction

    The war in Gaza and repercussions felt in the West Bank have had a catastrophic impact on the education sector, leaving teachers and students facing great financial distress and with profound emotional scars. Along with their call for a cease fire and peace for their region, the General Union of...

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  6. Solidarity in emergencies 4 March 2024

    Solidarity Beyond Borders: Updates on Eğitim Sen's Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Education International (EI) organized a webinar on 22 February to update affiliates on the solidarity efforts by Eğitim Sen, EI's union Türkiye, following the February 2023 earthquake. The webinar featured speakers from Eğitim Sen, EI Executive Board members Johanna Astrand and Maike Finnern, and was moderated by EI General Secretary...

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  7. Leading the profession 15 February 2024

    Morocco: Teachers’ unions continue to work in solidarity for students affected by the earthquake

    In its continued efforts to help the communities affected by the earthquake in Morocco, the Syndicat National de l’Enseignement, member of the Fédération Démocratique du Travail (SNE/FDT), organised an educational activity for displaced pupils in Marrakesh.

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  8. Solidarity in emergencies 8 February 2024

    Union solidarity: Palestinian teachers provide socio-emotional support to their students

    Education International together with its member organisation, the General Union of Palestinian Teachers, and the Ministry of Education of the Palestinian Authority organised training sessions for Palestinian teachers to equip them with the skills they need to provide vital emotional support to their students traumatised by ongoing war and mass...

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  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 December 2023

    2023, a year of mobilisation and solidarity

    A message from Education International General Secretary David Edwards to education unionists around the world and a renewed commitment to solidarity, peace, and democracy in 2024.

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  10. Solidarity in emergencies 21 December 2023

    Education International mobilises global education support for Palestinian educators

    The ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas has had a devastating impact on the Palestinian people, with thousands of deaths, the destruction of basic services and infrastructure, and the fear of widespread hunger, disease, and displacement. According to the World Health Organization, more than 20 thousand people have been...

    Read more Education International mobilises global education support for Palestinian educators
  11. Solidarity in emergencies 28 November 2023

    Morocco: Education unions rally to support earthquake victims

    Two affiliates of Education International (EI) in Morocco, the SNE-FDT and SNE-CDT, have rallied to the aid of people in remote areas of the High Atlas Mountains that were hit by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on 8 September 2023. Local trade union representatives organised the distribution of school supplies, games,...

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  12. Solidarity in emergencies 20 November 2023

    Solidarity with teachers and students in Palestine

    Education International is launching a call for solidarity in support of our Palestinian colleagues in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT), the General Union of Workers in Kindergartens and Private Schools (GUWKPS) and the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and...

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  13. Solidarity in emergencies 19 October 2023

    Morocco: Education unions working towards recovery in the provinces hit by the earthquake

    The education unions of Morocco have started the work towards recovery from the 6,8-magnitude earthquake that left thousands dead or injured, including many teachers and students. The solidarity and generosity shown by EI members organisations across the world in response to the EI solidarity call have been heartily welcomed and...

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  14. Trade union rights are human rights 13 October 2023

    Iran: Education International denounces harassment of teachers at United Nations Human Rights Committee

    Education International (EI) denounced the arbitrary detention and torture of teachers and students, particularly girls, in Iran, to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on October 9 in Geneva. As a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Iran is obligated to uphold rights related to...

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  15. Standards and working conditions 6 October 2023

    Addressing the overlooked plight of refugee teachers

    Becky Telford

    As we mark World Teachers Day 2023 , it is essential that we peel back the curtain on an issue that remains largely ignored: the plight of refugee teachers. Since 1994, we've come together every year to celebrate the remarkable contributions of teachers worldwide. But how often do we pause...

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  16. Solidarity in emergencies 15 September 2023

    Urgent Action Appeal: Earthquake in Morocco

    Education International (EI) is launching a call for solidarity in support of colleagues in Morocco.

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  17. Trade union rights are human rights 14 September 2023

    Iran: Education International demands an end to all violations of human and trade union rights!

    This September 16th, 2023 marks one year since the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini at the hands of police in Iran. Her death sparked widespread protests across Iran and gave rise to the Woman Life Freedom movement. Since then, the repressive state apparatus has worked to silence all dissent, increasing...

    Read more Iran: Education International demands an end to all violations of human and trade union rights!
  18. Democracy 31 August 2023

    Destroyed schools, bomb shelters, air-raid sirens: Ukraine’s children begin another school year in wartime

    UNICEF reports that over 1,300 schools in Ukraine have been completely destroyed since the start of the full-scale invasion launched by Russia in February 2022. Most Ukrainian students are forced to continue their studies online, far from teachers and friends. As a new school year begins in September, students and...

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