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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. 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
  2. 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 .

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  3. 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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  4. 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...

    Read more Eswatini: Education International fully supports education unionists
  5. 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...

    Read more EI solidarity mission to Türkiye: Educators and unionists on the frontlines
  6. 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
  7. 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.

    Read more Türkiye: International solidarity brings relief to educators, students, and populations affected by the earthquake
  8. Solidarity in emergencies 17 March 2023

    Executive Board Resolution on the Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

    On February 6th, Türkiye and Syria were struck by a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left tens of thousands dead and injured, including hundreds of teachers, support staff, academics and other education workers. Hundreds of schools were destroyed, as well as several education union buildings in both countries, and the...

    Read more Executive Board Resolution on the Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
  9. Democracy 24 February 2023

    One year of solidarity with our colleagues, students, and all people of Ukraine

    Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, Education International launched an urgent action appeal calling on all member organisations to stand with and support our colleagues in Ukraine. Education unions from across the world responded. One year on, our solidarity is unwavering.

    Read more One year of solidarity with our colleagues, students, and all people of Ukraine
  10. Union renewal and development 24 February 2023

    Türkiye: Solidarity is in unions’ DNA

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and strong aftershocks that hit Southern Türkiye and Northern Syria on 6th February 2023, Education International (EI) has launched an urgent action appeal to respond to the impacts of this disaster and support its Turkish affiliate Eğitim Sen in its efforts to help...

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  11. Trade union rights are human rights 16 February 2023

    Philippines: Educators submit recommendations to ILO to ensure the protection of trade union rights

    Education International (EI) has welcomed the recent International Labour Organization High Level Tripartite Mission (ILO HLTM) to the Philippines. This mission is the result of longstanding advocacy by human and trade union activists in this country, and EI national member organisations – the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), the Federation...

    Read more Philippines: Educators submit recommendations to ILO to ensure the protection of trade union rights
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 2 February 2023

    Tanzania Teachers Union leadership appointments sparked concerns

    The Republic of Tanzania authorities have responded to concerns raised by Education International and have reevaluated their previous appointments of senior education union officials. The appointments in question involved Lucas Ulaya, Tanzania Teachers Union (TTU) President, and Maganga Japhet, TTU Secretary General, who had been unilaterally assigned to the positions...

    Read more Tanzania Teachers Union leadership appointments sparked concerns
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 1 February 2023

    Myanmar : Global Action Day and solidarity for the return of democracy

    On the second anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, Education International (EI) joined the Global Day of Action called by the Confederation of Trade Unions, Myanmar (CTUM) to demand for the formal diplomatic recognition of the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate representatives of the people of Myanmar,...

    Read more Myanmar : Global Action Day and solidarity for the return of democracy
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 January 2023

    Israel/Palestine: Educators planting the seeds of hope

    During a four-day solidarity mission to Israel and Palestine, elected leaders of Education International (EI) and the US National Education Association (NEA) leaders met with governmental authorities, trade union activists, UN agencies and teachers. They also welcomed the agreement on the timely payment and increase of Palestinian educators’ salaries.

    Read more Israel/Palestine: Educators planting the seeds of hope
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 January 2023

    Morocco: unions and government sign agreement on unified status for teachers

    Social dialogue has led to the signing of an agreement between the Moroccan government and education unions on issues such as a unified employment status for national education employees. This new status will replace all pre-existing employment arrangements, which means a fresh start for all, contract teachers included, based on...

    Read more Morocco: unions and government sign agreement on unified status for teachers
  16. Democracy 10 January 2023

    Education International condemns the attack on democracy in Brazil

    Education International condemns the attack on Brazilian democracy carried out on January 8 by violent mobs incited by defeated former President Jair Bolsonaro.

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  17. Trade union rights are human rights 12 December 2022

    Concerns mount over teacher detentions and threats in Angola

    Education International has expressed grave concerns to Angolan authorities following distressing reports of illegal detentions of teacher unionists and threats against educators. Threats include negative evaluations, terminations, and the exclusion of unionised probationary teachers from employment opportunities. Particularly troubling is a letter from a provincial education director, urging national police...

    Read more Concerns mount over teacher detentions and threats in Angola
  18. Democracy 29 November 2022

    #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine

    Kateryna Maliuta-Osaulova

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 marked the beginning of a collective nightmare. Attacks against civilians, including sexual violence against women and girls have been used as part of the campaign of terror to intimidate the population. This first-hand account from Ukraine details the horrors war unleashed but...

    Read more #16Days | I was less afraid of a russian missile than of a russian soldier: Sexual violence as a weapon of war in Ukraine