Education

08.10.2015

Militarization of children in the Czech Republic

Militarization of children in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic soldiers have reportedly started touring elementary schools nationwide in an effort to introduce students to military life. Children from the age of 10 are being familiarized with and encouraged to play with machine guns. These terrifying images bring memories of totalitarian regimes, in which education about… »

19.09.2015

Nepal – fresh activities of the Humanist Movement

Nepal – fresh activities of the Humanist Movement

A women’s Humanist Movement group has been formed in Panauti, Nepal, that has launched a 19-point concept paper that is still under development, though the committee has already been set up. They are now organizing monthly meetings and will detail an action based on each concept or issue in the… »

29.08.2015

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands… »

22.08.2015

Cyprus: the Roma, standing for what they are!

Cyprus: the Roma, standing for what they are!

Interview with Ms. Chryso Pelekani, Special Scientist, Ph.D candidate   University of Cyprus pelekani.chryso@ucy.ac.cy   Dear Chryso, please tell us where and when were you born? I was born in 1980 and I was raised in Limassol, Cyprus.   Where did you grew up, in which neighborhood, the political… »

19.08.2015

India: national essay competition for schools

India: national essay competition for schools

I need your help!I am delighted to inform you that as a member of World Center for Humanist Studies, I am associated with organizing a National Essay Competition for schools.The objective is to sensitize young minds that to build a better society we need to understand violence. Anything that hurts… »

24.06.2015

Comforting a Baby is Violent

Comforting a Baby is Violent

In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared: ‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying is a functional response to something not working out as the child wanted… »

06.06.2015

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

By Andrew Smith 2 June 2015 for openDemocracy Europe’s largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit.  Corporations have already established a growing foothold in many UK schools, but the idea of Europe’s… »

09.05.2015

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor… »

07.05.2015

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says nearly one million children in Nepal have been left without classrooms following the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country late last month. The UNICEF announced on Thursday that nearly 24,000 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed by the strong quake that hit Nepal… »

26.04.2015

‘The Power of Books to Change Lives for the Better’ – World Day

‘The Power of Books to Change Lives for the Better’ – World Day

Human Wrongs Watch As global symbols of social progress, books have always been targets for those who reject freedom and tolerance, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education on 23 April 2015 said on World Book and Copyright Day, calling the occasion an opportunity to recognize the… »

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