28 April 2022
This year’s Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference, held between 18 and 22 April, enjoyed the return of presencial participation after two years of a purely online format. The theme of this year’s hybrid conference was  ‘Illuminating the power of Idea/lism’. During and in the lead up to the conference, RTE co-organised a workshop and participated in a session. Details of... Read more
28 April 2022
RTE has been been working on the right to higher education for some years, and we are delighted to announce that we will be participating in three events in and around UNESCO’s World Higher Education Conference (WHEC 2022), in addition to publishing two key documents. WHEC 2022 will be held in Barcelona on the 18-20 May, in an online-hybrid format. We will be participating in the following... Read more
28 April 2022
On 8 April 2022, RTE and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) organised a seminar entitled ‘Reclaiming a global common good: the right to Early Childhood Care and Education’ as part of the webinar series on  ECCE and Privatization: towards inclusive access for all‘. The session was the fifth in the OMEP 2021-2 series.During the seminar, OMEP’s World President Mercedes Mayol... Read more
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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