Some Children are More Equal than Others: Education in South Africa

 
Two decades after Apartheid was apolished, Some Children are More Equal than Others focuses on how the educational system in South Africa relates to the flagrant inequalities in the country and its still growing wealth-gap. In a nutshell, education in SA operates as a "Tale of two Systems." On the one hand there are 20 % of privileged people who send their children to a functioning schooling system. On the other hand, education is drastically failing 80 % of the children in South Africa. This self-perpetuating circle results in over 50 % youth-unemployment.

Le droit à l'éducation pour les enfants handicapés en Afrique du Sud: l'action de SECTION27 allant des stratégies nationales de recherche et de litige au plaidoyer international

Le Département sud-africain de l'éducation de base a indiqué que jusqu'à 489 036 enfants handicapés d'âge scolaire ne sont scolarisés dans aucune école. L'Enquête générale sur les ménages de 2013 indique que parmi les enfants handicapés qui ne fréquentent pas l'école, 67% ont des handicaps graves et devraient donc être placés dans des écoles spécialisées.

Date: 
14 Avril 2015

43: Le droit à l'éducation dans le Mexique rural

La disparition de 43 étudiants de l'École rurale de formation des enseignants (École normale rurale) en septembre 2014 à Ayotzinapa a profondément touché les Mexicains. Elle a éveillé une solidarité mondiale et a secoué le gouvernement de Peña Nieto. Le contexte dans lequel cela se déroule est important: un contexte dans lequel le droit à l'éducation dans les zones rurales a toujours été menacé et le contexte d’une crise des droits humains qui a prévalu dans le pays au cours de la dernière décennie.

Date: 
30 Mars 2015

Economic and Social Rights in the Courtroom: A Litigator's Guide to Using Equality and Non-Discrimination Strategies to Advance Economic and Social Rights

The Guide identifies equality and non-discrimination strategies that NGOs, lawyers and activists may employ in seeking to advance economic and social rights (ESRs) before courts. It is also accompanied by an online Compendium of useful cases in which equality and non-discrimination concepts and approaches have been employed to advance ESRs.

Le droit à l’éducation: un défi quotidien

Le 10 décembre, nous célébrons La journée des droits de l’homme afin de «porter à l'attention des « peuples du monde » la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme (DUDH) en tant que norme commune de réussite pour tous les peuples et toutes les nations» (Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, 1950).

Date: 
10 Décembre 2014

“They Say We’re Dirty” - Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized

In 2009, India enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which provides for free and compulsory education to all children aged 6 to 14. However, the evidence presented in this report indicates that despite the 3 year deadline to implement the key provisions of the Act, it has yet to be adequately implemented.

Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Reaching the Marginalised

Education systems in many of the world's poorest countries are experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education. The Report examines who these children are and why they are being left behind, and looks at concrete solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling.

Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education : Equality of opportunity in education

The report focuses on the promotion of equality of opportunity in education. Ensuring equality of opportunity in education is an overarching principle that is reflected in core human rights treaties. States have the duty to adopt measures to eradicate discrimination and ensure equal access for all to education.

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