African Commission raises concerns about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies

(Nairobi, 13th November 2017) In a report made available last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) demanded that the Government of Kenya effectively enforce regulations in regard to the controversial American chain of private schools, Bridge International Academies, as a measure to guarantee quality education in Kenya. The ACHPR expressed concern […]

November 13, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Over 80 francophone organisations worldwide meet in Dakar to discuss privatisation of education

Press release (Dakar, 21 October 2017) Just a week after France and Senegal announced that they would co-host in Senegal the replenishment of a major education development initiative, more than 80 organisations and State representatives from 24 Francophone countries will meet from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2017 at the Institut de la […]

October 20, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Plus de 80 organisations de la société civile francophone se réunissent à Dakar pour discuter de la privatisation de l’éducation

Communiqué de presse (Dakar, 21 octobre 2017) Quelques semaines après l’annonce par la France et le Sénégal de l’organisation d’une conférence mondiale de refinancement de l’éducation au Sénégal, plus de 80 organisations et représentants étatiques issus de 24 pays francophones se réuniront du 23 au 26 octobre 2017 à l’Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation […]

October 20, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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New research commissioned by the Government of Liberia confirms Bridge International Academies are failing

          For a PDF version, see http://bit.ly/2x9ZwQh (Monrovia, Kampala, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos, London, 7 September 2017) A new independent rigorous study published today, the first of its kind, confirmed that the American large-scale commercial chain of pre-primary and primary schools, Bridge International Academies, is not fulfilling its learning promises, while violating ethical […]

September 7, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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We’re looking for a Human rights and social services campaigner

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic human rights and social service campaigner to build on this momentum and work with GI-ESCR and partners to transform the progress made into public mobilisation and concrete change. We are looking for someone to start immediately, for an initial 18 months period (renewable subject to funding), based […]

August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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174 organisations de la société civile appellent à cesser le soutien à Bridge International Academies

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE 174 organisations de la société civile à travers le monde appellent les investisseurs de la chaine d’école américaine Bridge International Academies à cesser leur soutien (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1er Août 2017) 174 organisations de la société civile du monde entier publient aujourd’hui une déclaration appelant les investisseurs de Bridge International Academies […]

August 1, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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174 organisations call investors to cease support to Bridge International Academies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1st August 2017) 174 civil society organisations from around the world have today released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in […]

July 31, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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UN calls on Pakistan to regulate and assess privatisation of education

5 July 2017 In its Concluding Observations following the review of Pakistan that were released last week, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed detailed concerns and recommendations on the impacts of privatisation of education in the country. The Committee calls on the state to conduct human rights impact assessments of […]

July 5, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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Une nouvelle résolution de l’ONU exhorte les États à agir contre la marchandisation de l’éducation

  (Genève, 22 juin 2017) Dans une nouvelle résolution importante adoptée aujourd’hui par l’ONU, les États ont confirmé l’urgence de réglementer l’éducation privée et de répondre aux impacts négatifs de la marchandisation de l’éducation. La résolution, adoptée par le Conseil des droits de l’Homme par consensus, exhorte « tous les États à établir à l’intention des […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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New UN resolution again urges States to take action on commercialisation of education

(Geneva, 22 June 2017) In a new important UN resolution adopted today, States have reaffirmed the urgency to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, which could undermine human rights. The resolution, which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council by consensus, urges all States “to put in place a regulatory framework […]

June 22, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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