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Education is not a privilege, it’s a legal right

By Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO Education is like a seed. And for this empowering right to flourish and grow, it must have the best conditions. Education must not only be accessible to all, it must be … Continue reading

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Free education for all in Sierra Leone? Can it happen?

In late August, Sierra Leone’s newly elected President Julius Madaa Bio, announced a five year initiative to roll out free pre-primary, primary and secondary education on 17 September. The new policy is intended to guarantee free school places for one … Continue reading

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Charting the Pacific: the importance of national monitoring reports for mapping education trends and challenges in the region

In this blog, the Pacific Community’s Education Quality and Assessment Program explain the way they support governments from across the region in producing national education monitoring reports, and how improved data collection and analysis at the national level is essential … Continue reading

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Radwan: “My school said ‘We don’t want wheelchairs any more’”

Almost every country around the world has ratified the right to education, but yet many schools either refuse to enrol children with disabilities or are ill-equipped to cope with their needs. A recent report by Human Rights Watch which looked … Continue reading

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‘I feel left behind’ says Fred, a blind student from Malawi

Fred is a thirteen year old boy attending a primary school in Malawi, which is supported by Save the Children.  His story is one of many who are living with a disability and are coping with the challenges that this … Continue reading

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A unique opportunity to design and deliver education for refugees

By Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly on behalf of a coalition of organisations working to support education for refugees including the Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compacts, a coalition of 30 UN, civil society and philanthropic organisations that are working to … Continue reading

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The Chilean students are back for more: protesting for education equality

For the third time in the past 12 years, Chilean students are back on the streets calling for equality in education. This time they are protesting a decision taken by the Constitutional Tribunal to overturn the Higher Education Law, which … Continue reading

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