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09.11.2013

U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

The United States lost its voting rights today at the global cultural agency UNESCO after failing to pay its dues for three years in protest over the agency’s recognition of Palestine. U.S. law compels the automatic withholding of funds from U.N. agencies that accept Palestine as a member, which UNESCO… »

02.11.2013

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

October 8, 2011. Article forwarded by the Réseau International Humaniste, member of the GCPEA, (New York) – One year ago tomorrow, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This somber anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict… »

08.10.2013

Emotions and promises for paths of nonviolence: NONVIOLENCE AWARD 2013

Emotions and promises for paths of nonviolence: NONVIOLENCE AWARD 2013

Rome, Italy. Presented the awards to schools, associations and photographers The Ceremony of Nonviolence Award 2013 has taken place in the boardroom of City Hall VIII (formerly XI) of Rome. Students of E. Fermi school of Macerata and of Ripetta art school in Rome were crowded in the… »

29.09.2013

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

During three days, from Thursday 19 September to Saturday 21 September 2013, at a Conakry’s Hotel, the 4th Chapter of the WEST AFRICAN HUMANIST FORUM took place with the theme: PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE. This historic rendezvous for humanists in Guinea happened under the chairmanship of the Minister of Human Rights… »

17.07.2013

Malala, the new generation in a long, long struggle against gender discrimination

Malala, the new generation in a long, long struggle against gender discrimination

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head last year by a member of the Taliban whilst on a bus after school in order to silence her campaign for girls’ education. She was 15 at the time and had started campaigning aged 11. Several operations later in Pakistan and the UK,… »

04.06.2013

To strike or not to strike

To strike or not to strike

I was surfing on a mom’s site, a website for mothers. You know the ones with tearful stories about little ones and their first words, steps and falls. Between these stories one was far different. The title was “Strike and imprisonment or inaction and falling in value?”… »

10.05.2013

Natural resource revenues could nearly double school access in developing nations – UN study

Natural resource revenues could nearly double school access in developing nations – UN study

Developing countries rich in natural resources can make huge gains towards universal schooling if they managed resource revenues better and devoted a significant share to education, according to a United Nations study released today. The Education for All Global Monitoring Report study, produced by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization… »

08.03.2013

Greek students protest against education reform bill

Greek students protest against education reform bill

Thousands of Greek university students have protested against a higher education reform bill, amid the government’s austerity measures. The students held a rally in front of the parliament on Wednesday, opposing the administration’s plan to close down or merge 350 university departments and faculties. “We want our diplomas, not worthless… »

08.03.2013

Thousands of Quebecers protest against tuition deception

Thousands of Quebecers protest against tuition deception

Thousands of students have taken to the streets in the Canadian city of Montreal to protest against the Quebec government’s move to increase tuition fees, Press TV reports. “I feel sort of tricked. [Premier Pauline Marois’] and her government have proven that they’re not interested in supporting the universities,” said… »

01.03.2013

African campaign for Education of Non-violence

African campaign for Education of Non-violence

“Let’s begin to lead the hearts and minds to the culture of non-violence. If you think that the economic and political system is a disaster and both our future and the one of the continent is not assured anymore, then you will have to say ‘’NO’’ to violence… »

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