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  1. 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...

    Iran: Education International denounces harassment of teachers at United Nations Human Rights Committee
  2. Standards and working conditions 12 October 2023

    Japan: Union-led ongoing campaign to demand a reform of educators’ working conditions

    The Japan Teachers' Union (JTU) has launched a campaign urging the government to ensure the well-being of teachers and education support personnel, improve their living and working conditions, and invest in educators and the public education system.

    Japan: Union-led ongoing campaign to demand a reform of educators’ working conditions
  3. Equity and inclusion 12 October 2023

    Palestine: Empowering women teachers

    The General Union of Palestinian Teachers (GUPT) has put gender equity at the heart of union priorities, organising training sessions for women members around the theme “Women's and girls’ full participation in society: Are Palestinian women reaping the benefits of education in similar ways to the rest of the world?”

    Palestine: Empowering women teachers
  4. Standards and working conditions 6 October 2023

    India: Nationwide Yatra campaign for better conditions for teachers culminates on World Teachers’ Day

    “We are all inspired by the Yatra you have undertaken and your commitment to the future of teachers and education in India.” On World Teachers’ Day, October 5th, Education International (EI) President Susan Hopgood addressed Indian education unionists in Delhi as they successfully concluded their month-long ‘Bharat Yatra’ campaign ,...

    India: Nationwide Yatra campaign for better conditions for teachers culminates on World Teachers’ Day
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 6 October 2023

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education

    The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has urged public authorities to consult teacher representatives before making policy decisions that prevent teachers from delivering the full curriculum and putting quality education at risk.

    Iraq: Union demands respect for professional autonomy and the necessary time for teachers to provide quality education
  6. Union renewal and development 6 October 2023

    Using the best tools for development cooperation work

    Education unions that promote and fund solidarity projects evaluated and discussed their favourite development cooperation (DC) tools and how they help deliver the best results for their partners.

    Using the best tools for development cooperation work
  7. Leading the profession 4 October 2023

    World Teachers’ Day 2023: Growing teacher shortage puts the right to education at risk

    World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5th every year. This year’s event is marked by increased global concern about the scale and impact of the teacher shortage around the world. According to UNESCO, the world needs 69 million more teachers by 2030 to achieve universal basic education yet current...

    World Teachers’ Day 2023: Growing teacher shortage puts the right to education at risk
  8. Union growth 4 October 2023

    Haiti: union building continues despite endemic violence

    Despite the serious and persistent violence in Haiti, the trade union educators of the Union Nationale des Normaliens/Normaliennes et Éducateurs/Éducatrices d'Haïti (UNNOEH) have found the resources to recruit new activists and train them.

    Haiti: union building continues despite endemic violence
  9. Standards and working conditions 3 October 2023

    A Pair of Webinars Spark Interest in Teacher-Led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment

    Education International (EI) held two webinars on the 5th of September 2023 and the 3rd of October 2023 in the framework of the Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project . The two webinars explored the project's impact on teachers, students, schools, and communities worldwide.

    A Pair of Webinars Spark Interest in Teacher-Led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 28 September 2023

    Tanzania: EI requests the Government to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the Tanzania Teachers Union

    Education International is concerned by the disruption of legitimate union activities and meetings of the Tanzania Teachers Union (TTU) by the police, including a TTU Council meeting on 25 September. The intimidation and intervention in the internal affairs of the union by government authorities is a serious violation of international...

    Tanzania: EI requests the Government to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the Tanzania Teachers Union
  11. Leading the profession 27 September 2023

    Just the beginning: The first cycle of Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment in Côte d’Ivoire comes to an end

    Following the completion of seven workshops, three tutorials and two networking events, on the 26th and 27th of September 2023, Education International in partnership with SNEPPCI brought together all individuals involved in the Teacher-led Learning Circle for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project in Côte d’Ivoire to exchange on, as well as...

    Just the beginning: The first cycle of Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment in Côte d’Ivoire comes to an end
  12. Leading the profession 27 September 2023

    African educators demand increased funding for education and express solidarity with colleagues in crisis

    Education unions in Africa demand increased funding for public education systems and teachers, as they prepare the upcoming regional conference, and show full solidarity with teachers and education support personnel across the continent. These are the key messages conveyed by the Education International Africa Regional Committee (EIARC) during its 20...

    African educators demand increased funding for education and express solidarity with colleagues in crisis
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 September 2023

    Education International meets with the Ministry of Education in Cote d’Ivoire to fight for formative assessment

    The 25th of September marks the first day of the 2023-2024 school year in Cote d’Ivoire. For the last seven years, the day has been one filled with ceremonies for students, teachers, and parents. This is because since 2016, the Ministry of Education has held official ceremonies in each of...

    Education International meets with the Ministry of Education in Cote d’Ivoire to fight for formative assessment
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 September 2023

    Education unionists strategise action against fossil fuels

    The 9th meeting of the Education International Climate Network took place online on September 20. Fossil fuel subsidies and their impact on education, as well as education union strategies for fossil fuel divestment, and the continued mobilisation for climate education were on the agenda.

    Education unionists strategise action against fossil fuels
  15. Standards and working conditions 20 September 2023

    Nepal: Massive mobilisation of teachers denounce education law which aims to restrict their rights

    Education International fully supports the thousands of teachers and members of its affiliates in Nepal demonstrating to demand a respected and valued teaching profession in the face of a new law that seeks to curb their trade union rights.

    Nepal: Massive mobilisation of teachers denounce education law which aims to restrict their rights