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Lancement de l’Appel de la société civile francophone contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

En réponse à la mobilisation de la société civile, 57 chefs d’Etat de la Francophonie prennent un engagement sans précédent contre la marchandisation de l’éducation Communiqué de presse conjoint de 58 organisations, 2 Décembre 2016 (Antananarivo, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Paris, Port-au-Prince, Québec, Rabat) Alors que 57 chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement de la Francophonie se sont […]

December 1, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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57 chefs d’Etat signent une déclaration sans précédent contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

Les 57 chefs d’Etat et de gouvernements des pays membres de la francophonie ont publié, le 27 novembre 2016, la « Déclaration d’Antananarivo » qui clôture la 16ème Assemblée générale de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), contenant un paragraphe contre la marchandisation de l’éducation et en faveur de l’école publique. Cette déclaration est à ce jour la […]

November 28, 2016 in Right to education by

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[updated 25/01] Court upholds Uganda’s Ministry of Education’s order to close BIA schools

On Friday 4th November, Bridge International Academies’ (BIA) court case in Uganda relating to the closure of Bridge schools was dismissed with costs.  Bridge International Academies had previously secured a temporary court injunction against the Ministry of Education’s order to close their schools until the ruling of the decision.  The Ministry had ordered for the closure […]

November 15, 2016 in Right to education by

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Réaction d’organisations de la société civile concernant la fermeture des écoles Bridge en Ouganda

Le jugement ougandais concernant la fermeture des écoles Bridge International Academies doit signaler un mouvement vers la réalisation du droit à l’éducation en Ouganda et dans d’autres pays  Kampala, Ouganda, 10 novembre 2016 Les 15 organisations signataires de cette déclaration prennent note de la décision prise par le tribunal de grande instance de Kampala le […]

November 11, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Reaction from human rights organisations to the closure of Bridge schools in Uganda

Uganda judgement on the closure of Bridge International Academies must signal a move towards fulfilling the right to education in Uganda and other countries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kampala, Uganda, November 10, 2016 The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday […]

November 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UN Committee recommends The Philippines to strengthen its public education system

(Nairobi, 17 October 2016) The Global initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) welcomes another important new set of recommendations (available here: http://bit.ly/2dhMWp7) from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which calls on The Philippines to strengthen its public education sector, to regulate all schools, including low-cost private schools, and to […]

October 17, 2016 in Right to education by

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Uganda to close the largest chain of commercial private schools over non-respect of basic education standards

For immediate release Kampala, 12 August 2016 The Ugandan Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni, formally announced on Tuesday during a session of the parliament that the Government will soon close the schools operated by the largest and most controversial chain of commercial private schools worldwide, Bridge International Academies (BIA), which runs 63 […]

August 12, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Historic UN resolution urges States to regulate education providers and support public education

Press release, 11th July 2016 Regulate education providers and invest in public education, urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in a historic resolution made public on Friday, and welcomed by 24 civil society organisations. The resolution, which was adopted during the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (13 June to 1 July 2016), […]

July 10, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Invitation à signer l’Appel de la société civile francophone contre la marchandisation de l’éducation [MAJ]

post mis à jour de juin 2016 / updated from June 2016: déjà plus de deux-cent signataires, et appel ouvert à signature jusque fin août!   Après une période intense de mobilisation, d’écriture et de réflexion impliquant de nombreux partenaires, nous appelons à signer l’« Appel de la société civile francophone contre la marchandisation de l’éducation »: http://bit.ly/29l4rCC. Cet […]

July 7, 2016 in Right to education by

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UN: UK financial support to private education in developing countries in contravention of human rights

Version pdf sur: http://bit.ly/29lhdPj  Press Release, Geneva, 5 July 2016 In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases UK development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving […]

July 5, 2016 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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