right to education, girls' education, menstruation, India, South Africa, Right to Education Act, Indian Constitution, minimum core obligations, progressive realisation
Sanjana Srikumar - @Vidhi_India
Monday, 18 September, 2017
The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one - whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or... Read more
David Archer - @DavidArcherAA
Friday, 8 September, 2017
In recent decades some good progress has been made in improving gender parity in primary education around the world - but superficial gains hide some shocking truths. In low income families in Africa... Read more
the impact of privatisation of education and public services on human rights
Sylvain Aubry - @saubryhr
Monday, 17 July, 2017
Recently the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its much-awaited new General Comment 24 – an authoritative interpretation of international human rights law – on ‘... Read more
A low cost private school in Islamabad, Pakistan
Nida Mushtaq - @nedo9011
Thursday, 13 July, 2017
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (‘the Committee’) expressed its concerns on the issue of privatisation of education in Pakistan as the state underwent its first ever review... Read more
Faranaaz Veriava - @SECTION27news
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
On the 15 February 2017, a partnership of civil society organisations that have been involved in rights-based struggles for access to a quality basic education will launch a Basic Education Rights... Read more
Simon McGrath - @mcgrath_simon & Aoife Nolan - @commentator01
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
The 2030 Agenda is explicitly grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights treaties. Indeed, the integration of human rights language into Agenda 2030 has been... Read more
Bill Van Esveld - @billvanesveld, Elin Martinez - @Martinez_Elin, Bassam Khawaja - @Bassam_Khawaja
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Amin, 18, became a refugee when his family fled Syria for Lebanon five years ago. He has not set foot in school since. With his father unable to get legal status or work, responsibility for... Read more
Sarah M. Field - @rightsstreams
Sunday, 27 November, 2016
‘I felt that humanity has ended. I mean, a place of learning, to be hit in this way, without warning… where is humanity? ...It is supposed to be illegal in any war to strike such places…’ A teacher’s... Read more
Archana Mehendale
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Changes in legislation on child labour in India have been infrequent and hard to come by. The first comprehensive legislation on child labour was formulated in British India as The Employment of... Read more
Kate Paterson - @SECTION27news
Thursday, 18 August, 2016
A mother in Manguzi in northern KwaZulu Natal told SECTION27 of her 17 year old son, Siyabonga Dlamini who has never been to school because he is deaf and has never had the opportunity to learn sign... Read more

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