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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. 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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  2. 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...

    Read more Union solidarity: Palestinian teachers provide socio-emotional support to their students
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    Read more Urgent Action Appeal: Earthquake in Morocco
  9. 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!
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 17 July 2023

    Tunisia: the government must respect the trade union rights of primary school teachers

    In a letter of protest dated 13 July 2023 addressed to Tunisian Education Minister Ali Mohamed Al Boughdiri, Education International (EI) condemned the salary penalties imposed on teacher trade unionists calling for better funding of education in their country.

    Read more Tunisia: the government must respect the trade union rights of primary school teachers
  11. Democracy 21 June 2023

    The government of the Jujuy province in Argentina must immediately stop attacking its people

    For months, education workers in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, have been mobilising for decent wages and to defend public education amidst the regressive reforms of the provincial government. Peaceful demonstrations held by education workers and civil society groups supporting them are being violently repressed by security forces.

    Read more The government of the Jujuy province in Argentina must immediately stop attacking its people
  12. Solidarity in emergencies 7 June 2023

    Madagascar: trade union solidarity with teachers affected by natural disasters

    The Fédération Chrétienne des Enseignants et Employés de l’Éducation (FEKRIMPAMA) has spared no effort in distributing financial resources from the Education International (EI) solidarity fund to its affiliates most severely affected by cyclones Cheneso and Freddy .

    Read more Madagascar: trade union solidarity with teachers affected by natural disasters
  13. Solidarity in emergencies 6 June 2023

    Education International stands with Ukraine: Union leaders in Kyiv meet colleagues and show solidarity

    On May 8 to 11, an Education International delegation visited Ukraine’s capital to deliver a strong message of solidarity and meet with colleagues from the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU), EI member organisation in the country. The delegation also met with the Minister of Education...

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  14. Trade union rights are human rights 11 April 2023

    Eswatini: Education International fully supports education unionists

    Education International (EI) sent a High-Level Mission to Eswatini to reiterate on-site the support of the education union community to colleagues in the country, and to urge the national governmental authorities to put an immediate halt to the persecution of Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) leaders, introduce democratic governance...

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  15. Leading the profession 11 April 2023

    EI solidarity mission to Türkiye: Educators and unionists on the frontlines

    An Education International delegation visited the earthquake-affected area in Turkiye, meeting with teachers, unionists, volunteers, and local leaders to deliver a message of solidarity and convey condolences for the terrible losses suffered, but also to take stock of the scale of the destruction and the needs on the ground in...

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  16. Solidarity in emergencies 23 March 2023

    Education International brings support to help cushion the impact of Cyclone Freddy

    The global union federation representing educators worldwide has brought financial support using its Solidarity Fund to help students, teachers and education support personnel severely affected by devastation caused by tropical Cyclone Freddy in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique.

    Read more Education International brings support to help cushion the impact of Cyclone Freddy
  17. Solidarity in emergencies 22 March 2023

    Türkiye: International solidarity brings relief to educators, students, and populations affected by the earthquake

    In a conversation with Education International Osman Işçi, of the Turkish union Eğitim Sen, shared the experience of educators on the ground and stressed the importance of international solidarity in responding to the devastation.

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