22 December 2014
In the report Privatisation of education and rights violations in Brazil: notes for the Committee on the Rights of the Child , the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education (Brazilian Campaign) and the NGO Ação Educativa expressed their shared concern around the proliferation of privatisation of education in Brazil and its negative impacts on the right to education. The 15 page report cites... Read more
Manifestación por la educación pública, gratuita y de calidad, Viña del Mar, Chile, 2012
4 December 2014
Press Release(Santiago de Chile, Geneva)In a report made public today, the Chilean Forum for the Right to Education (FORO), the Latin-American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), the Sciences Po law school Clinic, the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI), as well as other organisations including... Read more
28 November 2014
Marrakech, le 28 Novembre 2014Dans une déclaration commune rendue publique aujourd’hui à Marrakech à l’occasion du Forum mondial des droits de l’Homme, les organisations de la société ont exprimé leur profondes inquiétudes concernant le soutien donné par la Banque Africaine de Développent (BAD), la Commission Economique pour l’Afrique (ECA), la Commission de l’Union Africaine (CUA) et le... Read more
25 November 2014
In the run-up to 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will reach their deadline, several initiatives are underway to formulate a new set of goals and targets for sustainable development.The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG), a UN-appointed task force, has released a proposal for the whole development agenda, including education.Closely aligned with the... Read more
25 November 2014
On 22 November, 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to end early, child and forced marriages.The Resolution urges States to: “enact, enforce and uphold laws and policies aimed at preventing and ending child, early and forced marriage and protecting those at risk, and ensure that marriage is entered into only with the informed, free and full consent of the intending spouse.”According... Read more
18 November 2014
Right to Education Project's partners the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI), and the Ghana Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) have released the following press statement:(Geneva, Accra, London) – In a report published last week, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against... Read more
6 November 2014
In a new report 'No Way Out: Child Marriage and Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania', Human Rights Watch documents how child marriage severely curtails girls’ access to education, and exposes them to exploitation, violence, and reproductive health risks. Discriminatory and vague government education policies and practices facilitate early marriages, seriously undermining girls’ education and... Read more
30 October 2014
The Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Project is an innovative multi-country research and advocacy project on the impact of privatisation in education on the right to education. This project critically examines the global development of privatisation in the light of human rights standards. It is being carried on by the Global Initiative on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)... Read more
27 October 2014
“Education must be protected from the forces of privatisation... Education is not a privilege of the rich and well to do; it is an inalienable right of every child” said today Kishore Singh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education during the presentation of his report to the UN General Assembly.“The exponential growth of private education must be regulated by Governments to safeguard... Read more
24 October 2014
Right to Education Project's partners the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) and the Ghana Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) have released the following press statement:(Geneva, Accra) - In a list of issues released last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) formally asked the Ghanaian Government to explain itself on the growing... Read more

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