2 December 2016
Press release by 58 organisations, 2 December 2016(Antananarivo, Nairobi, Uganda, Paris, Port-au-Prince, Quebec, Rabat)As 57 heads of State and Governments of the Francophonie raised concerns regarding the development of commercialisation of education and reaffirmed their commitment in favour of public quality education in a landmark common declaration, 302 organisations from 38 countries of the... Read more
28 November 2016
The heads of the 57 member States of the International Organisaton of La Francophonie (OIF) released the Antanarivo Declaration on 27th November, 2016. The Declaration calls for the regulation of private actors in education, in the strongest terms yet expressed by heads of State, as well as for increased support for public schools. It follows significant mobilisation by francophone civil society... Read more
10 November 2016
The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday 4th November which confirms that the process followed by the Ugandan Government to decide to close schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA) was fair and legal. The judgment, which BIA says it will appeal, confirms that Bridge International Academies... Read more
17 October 2016
This volunteer role is a unique opportunity to use your skills and talents doing important work whilst gaining valuable work experience in a major international NGO.The Right to Education Project (RTE), housed at ActionAid International in London, is a collaborative initiative between ActionAid, Amnesty International, the Global Campaign for Education, Save the Children and Human Rights Watch.... Read more
13 October 2016
Press release (available here and reproduced below) by our partners E-Net Philippines and the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) on the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on the Philippines's implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. UN Committee... Read more
12 August 2016
Kampala, 12 August 2016The Ugandan Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, formally announced on Tuesday during a session of parliament that the Government will soon close the schools operated by the largest and most controversial chain of commercial private schools worldwide, Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs 63 nursery and primary schools in Uganda. Hon Museveni... Read more
21 July 2016
UNESCO has recently launched the 9th Consultation of Member States on the measures taken to implement the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education.The Convention, which celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015, reflects UNESCO’s constitutional mission of instituting collaboration among nations to “advance the ideal of equality of educational opportunities without regard to race, sex... Read more
11 July 2016
Press release, 11th July 2016Regulate education providers and invest in public education, urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in a historic resolution made public on Friday, and welcomed by 23 civil society organisations.The resolution, which was adopted during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 1 July 2016), urges all States to “address any negative impacts of the... Read more
5 July 2016
Press Release, Geneva, 5 July 2016In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases the UK’s development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving countries.” This is the second time in less than a month that UN... Read more
17 June 2016
This is a joint statement of the East African Centre for Human Rights in Kenya, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights in Uganda, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Right to Education Project, ActionAid, and the Global Campaign for Education.We welcome the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education which sheds light on the potential of... Read more