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#FeesMustFall is not just about fees
By Pooven Moodley and Fatima Shabodien In 1994 we celebrated the successful liberation struggle that brought down the apartheid system and ushered in the dawn of democracy. We recalled the...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 19:42
Education: The Great Equalizer & the inequalities of privatisation
After the Second World War, when most countries ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, momentum for universal literacy and public education was high. People saw education as the great...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 11:23
Investigating the cost of “free” primary education
Article by S A Hasan Al Farooque & Lin Yaung OoPhotograph by Kalika Bro-JorgensenEven though primary education is supposed to be free in Myanmar, parents face significant financial concerns when...
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:39
Oslo high level summit on Education for Development: initial reflections
The line-up was truly impressive: Ban Ki-moon, Malala Yousafzai, Gordon Brown, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Pakistan, Prime Minister Sohlberg from Norway, countless Ministers and...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:54
Julia Gillard visits ActionAid UK office
On 17th June Julia Gillard visited the Bowling Green Lane office of ActionAid UK. I invited her in her capacity as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – on whose board I sit as an...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:24
Reflections on the World Education
The curtains have just fallen on the World Education Forum and suddenly the pressure has dropped, as for months civil society the world over has maintained a single-pointed focus on ensuring that...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 13:35
World Education Forum: Setting the Global Agenda for Education as a Human Right
In Incheon, South Korea, The World Education Forum (WEF) discussed the global education agenda for the next 15 years and concluded by adopting the Incheon Declaration. 1500 participants included more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 14:19
Education is the catalyst for sustainable transformation
Reflections on the Incheon DeclarationI am writing this one hour after the Incheon Declaration was finally approved - and there is much to be celebrated at the World Education Forum (WEF) that is...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 20:59
World Education Forum
Rights for Haitians - to food, land, education, housing and life
When I was in Haiti some weeks back visiting the local office of ActionAid, I learned an immense amount of things. Like the fact that half of the country’s rice is imported. That 80% of all schools...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:08
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Across the world, education is under attack
ActionAid stands in solidarity with ActionAid Kenya in condemning the appalling attack on Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya by Al-Shabaab militants which led to 148 deaths and many...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:25