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27 September 2016

Iran: Teacher unionists worldwide welcome the release of Canadian academic

After months of repeated calls for her release, Homa Hoodfar, an internationally renowned anthropologist and professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, is now free after being imprisoned in Iran since June. More




26 September 2016

Education unions take case of missing Mexican students to the United Nations

Six Education International affiliates from the Americas are joining forces to file a UN human rights complaint on behalf of the disappeared 43 Mexican student teachers and related rights violations of 137 others. More




26 September 2016

South Africa: University fee cap welcomed

Education unions are encouraged by the South African government’s announcement that university fee increases may be capped and that low-income families may have the increase subsidised to make education more accessible. More




23 September 2016

UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. More



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Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.

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