right to education, girls' education, menstruation, India, South Africa, Right to Education Act, Indian Constitution, minimum core obligations, progressive realisation
Sanjana Srikumar - @Vidhi_India
Monday, 18 September, 2017
The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one - whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or... Read more
David Archer - @DavidArcherAA
Friday, 8 September, 2017
In recent decades some good progress has been made in improving gender parity in primary education around the world - but superficial gains hide some shocking truths. In low income families in Africa... Read more
the impact of privatisation of education and public services on human rights
Sylvain Aubry - @saubryhr
Monday, 17 July, 2017
Recently the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its much-awaited new General Comment 24 – an authoritative interpretation of international human rights law – on ‘... Read more
A low cost private school in Islamabad, Pakistan
Nida Mushtaq - @nedo9011
Thursday, 13 July, 2017
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (‘the Committee’) expressed its concerns on the issue of privatisation of education in Pakistan as the state underwent its first ever review... Read more
Faranaaz Veriava - @SECTION27news
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
On the 15 February 2017, a partnership of civil society organisations that have been involved in rights-based struggles for access to a quality basic education will launch a Basic Education Rights... Read more
7 September 2017
PRESS RELEASE (Monrovia, Kampala, Nairobi, Dakar, Lagos, London, 7 September 2017)An independent rigorous study published today, the first of its kind, confirms that the American large-scale... Read more
Bridge International Academies
1 August 2017
PRESS RELEASE (Nairobi, Kampala, Monrovia, Johannesburg, 1 August 2017) 174 civil society organisations from around the world, including the Right to Education Initiative, have today released a... Read more
Pregnant student in school in Tanzania
6 July 2017
International organisations urge respect for free expression, association (Nairobi, July 6, 2017) – The government of Tanzania should end its hostile rhetoric toward civil society groups and threats... Read more
Right to education, discrimination, children living with HIV and AIDS, India, Supreme Court
30 June 2017
On 5 May 2017, in a public interest litigation brought by Naz India in 2015, India’s Supreme Court held that children living with or affected by HIV (that is, children who are HIV positive and... Read more
30 June 2017
At the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) states reaffirmed their commitment to the right to education by adopting resolutions on the right to education and the right to... Read more