Category Archives: Human rights

Education as a way out of exploitation

A new video and an accompanying article released by UNICEF about education in northern Benin turn the spotlight on child labour, child trafficking and other factors that rob children of their right to education. As we will discuss in our … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing countries, Human rights, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty | 2 Comments

BRIEFLY: Attacks in Nigeria leave thousands without schools

One common impact of conflict on education – which we noted in the 2011 Education for all Global Monitoring Report – is the tendency for armed groups to attack schools. Since the beginning of this year, the Islamist group Boko … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Human rights | 3 Comments

Ensuring education for Syrian refugee children

The continuing conflict in Syria is taking a heavy toll on education, as thousands of Syrian families take their children out of school and flee across the border to seek refuge. Recognizing their needs, the United Nations and its humanitarian … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Arab States, Conflict, Donors, Human rights, Refugees and displaced people | 4 Comments

Justice for children: Lubanga and Kony are only the tip of the iceberg

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The widespread use of child soldiers – whose damaging effects on education we examined in the 2011 Global Monitoring Report  – came under the global spotlight for the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Child soldiers, Conflict, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Sexual violence | 3 Comments

‘The future we want’ post-2015: Sustainable development goals

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report In his speech to the General Assembly this week, the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, presented his action agenda for the next five years. His speech highlighted many … Continue reading

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Dinos lo que piensas sobre la necesidad de adquirir competencias

Acabamos de lanzar  el blog denominado Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo donde los jóvenes pueden expresar sus ideas sobre las destrezas que se necesitan para tener un trabajo decente.  Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo es un espacio abierto para los jóvenes del … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment

Dites nous! De quelles compétences ont besoin les jeunes?

Nous venons de lancer notre nouveau blog « Youth, Skills & Work »  (jeunesse, compétences et le monde du travail), une plateforme pour les jeunes qui souhaitent échanger leurs points de vue sur le niveau d’éducation et les compétences nécessaires … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment

BRIEFLY: Employment is a right, Youth Forum says

Entrepreneurship education in schools and improving youth employability are key ways to deal with youth unemployment, according to the report Youth Employment in Europe: A Call for Change. The report was launched at an event with the same name, organized by the … Continue reading

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How can the right to education be defended?

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in law all over the world. Yet in 2009, 67 million children were not enrolled at school – 42% of them in poor countries affected by conflict. Human Rights Day on December 10 is an … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think about the need for skills!

Today we launch Youth, Skills & Work, a new blog where young people can make their voices heard on education and skills needed to get decent jobs. Youth, Skills & Work is open to young people around the world. You … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Governance, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment