Tax, Privatisation & Education: Influencing Education Financing Policy to Transform Children’s Lives (1)

Right to Education Project and ActionAid are delighted to announce a small but ambitious project to deliver high-quality, human rights-based research on the impact of ‘low-cost’ private schooling on the right to education, the decline in government provision of education and the benefits of a fairer tax system.

Date: 
20 July 2015

Claim of unconstitutionality against article 183 of the General Education Law (Colombia Constitutional Court; 2010)

In this case, petitioners supported by the Colombian Coalition for the Right to Education filed a claim with the Constitutional Court of Colombia challenging a provision in the General Education Law (Law No. 115 of 1994), which allowed the government to impose fees for primary education. The Constitutional Court found that the provision of law that allowed the charging of fees for primary education was unenforceable and in violation of the Colombian Constitution and international human rights treaties.

Why Can't I Afford to Go to School? Safe Schools Every Girl's Right

Education is held up as the key strategy to empower girls and break the cycles of poverty, to propel social and economic development in poor countries, and to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Many girls from poor families have little or no access to even a primary education, because the costs are beyond their families' means. In this information sheet Amnesty International calls o governments to eliminate direct and indirect fees for primary schools and take steps to make secondary schools accessible to all.

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