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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. Trade union rights are human rights 9 December 2019

    “Philippines: On Persecuting Teachers and Weaponizing Education”, by Raymond D. Basilio.

    Raymond D. Basilio

    Teachers and education in the Philippines are under siege. The Duterte government’s worsening attacks on all forms of dissent, disguised as a ‘whole-of-nation approach’ purportedly to end local communist insurgency, is taking its toll on the sector that is universally mandated to espouse and uphold social justice, human rights and...

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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 November 2019

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues

    Education union leaders tackled a number of strategic issues of key importance for both the global education sector and education unions. In addition, the Board adopted a series of resolutions denouncing violence and attacks on democracy.

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  3. Trade union rights are human rights 15 November 2019

    Hong Kong: Educators stand with democracy defenders

    In the face of the on-going violence against protesters and democracy defenders in Hong Kong, Education International (EI) and its members are mobilising to show support for those who defend the values of democracy, justice and liberties.

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  4. Trade union rights are human rights 24 October 2019

    Syria: Education union reports terrible toll of Turkish military aggression in Northeastern Syria

    According to one of Education International’s affiliates in Iraq, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union, the Turkish attack in Northeastern Syria has already caused immense loss, with 18 teachers and 22 students killed, 810 schools damaged, 22 schools destroyed, and 86,000 students unable to attend classes. 5,000 refugees are reported to have...

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  5. Trade union rights are human rights 9 September 2019

    Latin America Discusses Rights Violations in the Education Sector

    On Thursday 5 September in Bogotá, Colombia, member organisations of Education International Latin America (EILA) opened a regional meeting to share experiences and discuss rights violations in the education sector in Latin American countries. The meeting aims to establish a network for monitoring and reporting human and labour rights violations...

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  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 May 2019

    Access to Quality Education Under Threat in Honduras

    A new study reveals the mechanisms by which privatisation of education is spreading in Honduras as a result of the passivity of authorities, creating barriers to accessing education.

    Read more Access to Quality Education Under Threat in Honduras
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 15 April 2019

    Philippines: Top trade union 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.

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  8. Trade union rights are human rights 28 March 2019

    Costa Rica: EI condemns murder of indigenous leader

    Education International has sent out an urgent action appeal to its affiliates condemning the murder of Sergio Rojas Ortiz, an indigenous peoples’ rights activist.

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  9. Union renewal and development 25 March 2019

    Urgent Action Appeal – Victims of cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

    Education International has been contacted by several of its member organisations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi expressing deep concern over the plight of their members in the areas affected by cyclone Idai. Many lives have been lost.

    Read more Urgent Action Appeal – Victims of cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 22 February 2019

    Philippines: International solidarity against teacher harassment

    An international delegation has joined the education union ACT to express its solidarity with teacher unionists, profiled and harassed by the government in contravention of commonly agreed human rights.

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  11. Trade union rights are human rights 21 February 2019

    Iran: Free teacher unionist detained in Kurdistan province!

    Education International has sent a protest letter to the government of Iran deploring the arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention of Mokhtar Asadi, teacher and member of the Iranian Teacher Trade Association in the province of Kurdistan.

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  12. Trade union rights are human rights 23 January 2019

    Philippines: Teacher unionists threatened

    Education International has launched an urgent action appeal encouraging the global community of educators and activists to express outrage at the death threats received by the General Secretary of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers Raymond Basilio, and at the unlawful profiling of ACT members by the authorities.

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  13. Union renewal and development 12 October 2018

    Indonesia: global solidarity effort supporting educators affected by natural catastrophe

    After the major earthquake off the coast of Central Sulawesi produced a tsunami that killed over 1,400 people, Education International has called for solidarity from its affiliate to help affected teachers.

    Read more Indonesia: global solidarity effort supporting educators affected by natural catastrophe
  14. Union renewal and development 2 October 2018

    Mozambique: International support in new union creation

    In Mozambique, significant progress is being made in creating a new education union, with the help and support of Education International and its affiliates.

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  15. Trade union rights are human rights 29 August 2018

    Free teacher unionist Mohammed Habibi!

    Education International (EI) launches a LabourStart campaign to request the immediate and unconditional release of Mohammed Habibi and the respect of trade union rights in Iran.

    Read more Free teacher unionist Mohammed Habibi!