Category Archives: Human rights

Bring back our Nigerian school girls

The recent abduction of girls from a school in Borno state in the north east of Nigeria has sent shockwaves not just through the country but around the world. Within the space of two years, two separate violent incidents involving schoolgirls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Rural areas | 4 Comments

Indonesia: Learning to meet the needs of disabled children

Siti is the 10th and final participating teacher in the #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in a school supported by Save the Children in Indonesia, teaching a class with many children with disabilities. This week’s focus on disability and education echoes … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Health, Human rights, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 3 Comments

Let’s celebrate education’s power to spread tolerance

On the eve of International Day for Tolerance, celebrated on November 16, we highlight evidence for education’s unique ability to boost tolerance and reduce discrimination. One of the fundamental roles that education plays is to increase tolerance. Tolerance, in turn, … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Ethnicity, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | 5 Comments

Our new evidence underlines education’s unique transformative power

Next week we will release new analysis showing how education transforms lives. Presented as a booklet with infographics by Information is Beautiful, the analysis will demonstrate education’s unrivalled power to boost wider development goals. In two weeks’ time, the shape … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 1 Comment

Education is our weapon of choice

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, a celebration of Mandela’s work and that of his charitable organizations. Education is a key part of this message for positive change. Going to school is about more than developing skills: it is … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children | 3 Comments

Is it too much to ask for free quality education for all?

By Antonia Wulff, coordinator at Education International Education is an inalienable human right – but across the world this right is being undermined by the impacts of inequality, a lack of political commitment and inadequate investment in education. We need … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Human rights, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

BRIEFLY: Children with disabilities should have an opportunity to learn

This year’s State of the World’s Children report by UNICEF focuses on the many challenges that children with disabilities face in accessing their rights to school and other public services, and proposed solutions to ensure that students with disabilities can … Continue reading

Posted in Human rights, Learning, Marginalization, Primary school, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Post-2015: If we don’t tackle educational inequality, we’ll fail the fairness test

By Will Paxton, head of education policy and advocacy for Save the Children UK and chair of the Global Campaign for Education UK’s Policy Group, and Anthony Davis, policy adviser for Plan UK As debates about the post-2015 development framework … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Early childhood care and education: Getting off to a good start

The first Education for All (EFA) goal aims to expand and improve comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. As part of our countdown to the launch of our next report, we look … Continue reading

Posted in Early childhood care and education, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Pre-primary education, Primary school | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Will boys and girls have equal access to education in 2015?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report As the 2015 deadline draws near, is the world on track to give its boys and girls the same chance to get a good education? This week we … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Gender, Human rights, Literacy, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills | Tagged , | 4 Comments