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  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.

    Tonga: Empowering educators for sustainable development and human rights
  2. Leading the profession 17 May 2024

    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia

    On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Education International has signed the joint Global Union Federation (GUF) LGBTI+ Workers statement. Everybody must see their rights respected!

    International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 16 May 2024

    Japan: Union demands changes to address teacher workload and well-being

    As Japanese educators face daunting workloads and extended hours, the Japanese Teachers’ Union has launched the campaign, "Schools in Crisis! Sustainable School System for Quality Education and Educators' Well-being," to advocate for comprehensive reforms, including increased funding and systemic changes in public education.

    Japan: Union demands changes to address teacher workload and well-being
  4. Go public! Fund education 15 May 2024

    Go Public! Addressing Albania's underfunded public education system

    Public education in Albania faces critical underfunding, compromising the state's capacity to deliver equitable, quality education. Education International’s affiliates in the country are rallying under the Go Public! Fund Education campaign, calling for substantial increases in government investment. This investment is crucial to improve educational infrastructure, enhance teacher compensation and,...

    Go Public! Addressing Albania's underfunded public education system
  5. Leading the profession 14 May 2024

    World Education Support Personnel Day: Honoring their essential role for quality, inclusive education

    On May 16th, World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day, Education International (EI) and its member organizations reiterate that education professionals – like teaching assistants, school nurses, cafeterias workers, maintenance crews, and bus drivers – play a crucial role in ensuring quality education and a safe learning environment.

    World Education Support Personnel Day: Honoring their essential role for quality, inclusive education
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 May 2024

    2024 World Education Support Personnel Day: Communications' toolkit

    Celebrating the crucial role of Education Support Personnel for quality education for all. Education Support Personnel (ESP), a range of professionals like teaching assistants, school nurses, cafeterias workers, maintenance crews, and bus drivers, play a crucial role in ensuring quality education and a safe learning environment.

    2024 World Education Support Personnel Day: Communications' toolkit
  7. Equity and inclusion 13 May 2024

    Amid global strife, glimmers of hope for LGBTI+ rights

    There are serious concerns around the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and all other persons whose sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression differ from the social norm (LGBTI+) globally. However, the latest University and College Union (UCU) LGBTI+ webinar showed reasons for hope and testimonies of ongoing...

    Amid global strife, glimmers of hope for LGBTI+ rights
  8. Fighting the commercialisation of education 13 May 2024

    Development cooperation and the push for privatization of education in Latin America: A view from the front lines

    The Director of the Education International Latin America (EILA) regional office, Combertty Rodríguez, offered a detailed analysis of the growing trend towards the privatization of education in Latin America, revealing the complexities and challenges facing education unionists and public education systems amidst political, economic, and social pressures. He was adamant...

    Development cooperation and the push for privatization of education in Latin America: A view from the front lines
  9. Climate action and literacy 13 May 2024

    Brazil: Teachers and educational centres in Rio Grande do Sul affected by floods

    The State of Rio Grande do Sul is underwater. According to the latest reports published by the state’s Civil Defence, as of 12 noon on Wednesday (the 8th of May), 417 of the 497 municipalities in the area reported issues due to the floods of recent days. A total of...

    Brazil: Teachers and educational centres in Rio Grande do Sul affected by floods
  10. Go public! Fund education 8 May 2024

    Going public to fully fund public education in Indonesia

    In Indonesia, Education International’s affiliate, Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PGRI), is at the forefront of the Go Public! Fund Education campaign. PGRI is specifically calling on the Indonesian government to commit to allocating at least 20 per cent of national, provincial, and district budgets directly to public education. This funding...

    Going public to fully fund public education in Indonesia
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 May 2024

    Empowering education in Tajikistan: Unionists organise for robust public funding

    Top education unionists in Tajikistan vocalized a strong appeal for enhanced public investment in education, aligning with the global "Go Public! Fund Education" campaign by Education International (EI).

    Empowering education in Tajikistan: Unionists organise for robust public funding
  12. Go public! Fund education 2 May 2024

    Building stronger public education systems in Southeast Asia

    Under the banner of the Go Public! Fund Education campaign, Education International led the launch of the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession's recommendations specifically targeting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    Building stronger public education systems in Southeast Asia
  13. Union growth 30 April 2024

    May Day 2024: Education unions call on governments to Go Public! Fund Education

    To mark May Day, Education International, the global voice of the teaching profession, is calling on governments everywhere to fully fund public education systems, and guarantee labour rights and good working conditions for teachers and education support personnel. Well-resourced, inclusive, and equitable quality public education systems are a prerequisite for...

    May Day 2024: Education unions call on governments to Go Public! Fund Education
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 April 2024

    Belgium: Education unions join forces to end teacher shortage and austerity

    “Enseignant, pas en saignant” (Teaching, not bleeding). This was one of the slogans used by the 8,000 educators who came from all over Belgium to the capital Brussels to call on politicians to increase funding for public education and put an end to the teacher shortage. The protest took place...

    Belgium: Education unions join forces to end teacher shortage and austerity
  15. Standards and working conditions 26 April 2024

    Argentina marches for public education

    Thousands of people across Argentina rallied in defence of a fundamental pillar of their education system: public universities. Faced with a drastic budget cut of 70 percent and inflation of around 300 percent, the country’s public universities are in serious financial trouble.

    Argentina marches for public education
  16. 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.

    Haiti: Education keeps hope alive amidst the chaos
  17. Climate action and literacy 25 April 2024

    Education International Climate Network: Towards a pedagogy of hope for people and planet

    On April 22 Education International’s Climate Network came together to celebrate Earth Day with an insightful discussion on the reform necessary to foster a pedagogy of hope and quality climate change education in classrooms everywhere. Education unionists were joined by three inspiring activists who are leading the youth movement for...

    Education International Climate Network: Towards a pedagogy of hope for people and planet
  18. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 April 2024

    Global advocates call for investment in public and transformative education

    Civil society is urging governments worldwide to invest in public and transformative education, asserting that such investment is crucial for driving social justice, sustainable development, and individual as well as collective freedom. This resounding message led the recent webinar launching the 2024 Global Action Week Campaign for Education (GAWE), centered...

    Global advocates call for investment in public and transformative education