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27 April 2022
On 20 April 2022, a roundtable on the current landscape for the right to education in Latin America brought together civil society representatives from across the continent, in addition to regional human rights body representatives, and academics.The session was divided into two parts: a panel discussion on the Abidjan Principles on the right to education and their relevance in Latin America and... Read more
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6 April 2022
A new brief from RTE presents a detailed analysis of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) related content in the reports by Special Rapporteurs on the Right to Education between 1999 and 2021. This research investigates the different dimensions of ECCE referred to in both thematic and country visit reports published by the four successive Special Rapporteurs, namely Ms. Katarina... Read more
6 April 2022
On 8 April 2022, Right to Education Initiative and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) will hold a joint webinar entitled “ECCE and Privatization: towards inclusive access for all".This session is the fifth in the OMEP 2021-2 series. It will enjoy the participation of OMEP World President Mercedes Mayol Lassalle; Professor Mathias Urban, Director of the Early Childhood... Read more
31 March 2022
On 21 March, RTE participated in a joint webinar held by Global Campaign for Education and Education Out Loud, to explore perspectives on the 2021-2 UNESCO GEM Report on Non-state actors in education.The webinar sought to discuss some of the key themes in the report, including but not limited to the regulation and accountability of non-state actors, and the role of non-state actors in education... Read more
29 March 2022
In 1995, the parents of an Indian pupil brought a case against University of Natal because her application to medical school was rejected despite the satisfactory results she obtained in her qualifying examinations. They claimed that the admission process was discriminatory because it did not consider all the applications equally, but set higher admission standards for Indian students and lower... Read more
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16 March 2022
16 March 2022The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has quietly divested from New Globe Schools, better known as Bridge International Academies (BIA), a for-profit school chain operating in four African countries and India. The IFC has invested  a total of $13.5 million in BIA since 2014, with the intention of supporting the company’s expansion to other countries. In response, ... Read more
4 March 2022
The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) is looking for consultancy support to conduct an external review and help the organisation reflect on its impact over the past 10 years and its current role within the education community, with the aim to better communicate about itself and to develop a relevant strategy for the coming years, taking into account the changing education and human rights... Read more
14 February 2022
On 14 February 2022 at 2pm GMT, Right to Education Initiative, GI-ESCR, ISER Uganda, the Equal Education Law Center and GEM Report UNESCO are co-hosting an event to celebrate the third anniversary of the Abidjan Principles, a definitive reference text on the right to education adopted in 2019.  The webinar‘Towards the end of profit and commercial practices in education?" will explore the role of... Read more
23 January 2022
On Monday 24th January, the world will celebrate the International Day of Education, a day proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 in recognition of the vital role that education plays in building sustainable and resilient societies; promoting the skills needed for sustainable development; eradicating poverty and hunger; improving health; reducing inequality; and promoting peace... Read more
20 January 2022
The Abidjan Principles, a reference text on the right to education adopted in 2019 by a group of leading international experts, have secured a further recognition, bringing their total to 13 by national, regional and international human rights bodies and representatives.The latest recognition is in the Inter-American Principles on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy, whose objective is to... Read more