Home Works: a study on the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness and living in emergency accommodation

This report is the first time of its kind, looking at the educational impacts of homelessness on children. Important lessons were learnt after the devastating Hurricane Katrina in the US some years ago which left so many families homeless. There it was found that the school played a vital role in enabling children to access support, reducing distress and improving academic achievement. Many of these lessons could be applied in Ireland.

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Leave no girl behind in Africa - Discrimination in education against pregnant girls and adolescent mothers

The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. Every year, thousands of girls become pregnant at the time when they should be learning history, algebra, and life skills. Adolescent girls who have early and unintended pregnancies face many social and financial barriers to continuing with formal education.

“I Would Like to Go to School” Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Lebanon

Under the law, all Lebanese children should have access to education free from discrimination. Lebanon’s Law 220 of 2000 grants persons with disabilities the right to education, health, and other basic rights. It set up a committee dedicated to optimizing conditions for children registered as having a disability to participate in all classes and tests.

In reality, the educational path of children with disabilities in Lebanon is strewn with logistical, social, and economic pitfalls that mean they often face a compromised school experience—if they can enroll at all.

Report of the Francophone meeting on the commodification and privatization of education, Dakar, 23-26 October 2017

From October 23 to 26, the second Francophone Meeting on the Merchandising and Privatization of Education was held at the Francophonie Institute for Education and Training in Dakar. This event brought together 107 delegates from 25 countries. The report provides an overview of privatization and commodification in the French-speaking world, based on the discussions that took place during the meeting, as well as a summary of the Francophone consultation on the human rights guiding principles on States’ obligations regarding private actors in education.

Analysis of support to private sector engagement in global partnership for education recipient countries

This report provides an analysis of support to private sector engagement in Global Partnership for Education (GPE) recipient countries, building off a prior study focusing on GPE decision-making on private schooling. This review includes an analysis of 101 documents relating to the 40 GPE recipient partner countries with active Education Sector Program Implementation Grants (ESPIGs). Country profiles of Haiti, Pakistan, and Uganda are provided in an Appendix, each of which highlights important trends with implications for GPE support to private participation in education.

Education Under Attack 2018

In countries across the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia to India to Mali to Turkey to Yemen and on, students, teachers, and educational facilities are under siege. Targeted killings, rape, abduction, child recruitment, intimidation, threats, military occupation, and destruction of property are just some of the ways in which education is being attacked.

“When I picture my future, I see nothing”. Barriers to education for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

This report is the first of a three-part series addressing the urgent issue of access to education for Syrian refugee schoolchildren in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. The series will examine the various barriers preventing Syrian children from accessing education and call on host governments, international donors, and implementing partners to mitigate their impact in order to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children.

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