Category Archives: Legislation

Education needs to be protected by law

Français | Español Human Rights Watch has supplied further momentum to the growing movement to protect education during conflicts, by pointing out the gap between global and national legal protections. Governments should explicitly outlaw attacks on schools and curtail their … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Legislation, Millennium Development Goals, Refugees and displaced people | 2 Comments

Pakistan declares ‘education emergency’

Français | Español Kicking off a campaign aimed at making March “the month that Pakistan talks about only two things: education and cricket”, a government commission has painted a damning picture of the country’s education system, whose poor progress towards global … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Finance, Governance, Legislation, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school | 16 Comments

India’s ground-breaking Right to Education Act

Numerous voices have risen this week to praise India’s historic Right to Education Act, which came into force on 1 April. The new law establishes the right to education of every child aged 6 to 14, and addresses India’s need … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Ethnicity, Legislation, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Poverty | 6 Comments