Stories about Education from April, 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
Stories of the Urabeños who, despite armed conflict, the government's indifference, and education systems lacking tolerance, refuse to let history define their future.
"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"
Shreesha lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake, but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.
Jamaica's Christian Conservatives Point Fingers at International Agencies Over Comprehensive Sex Education
"How can [...] advocates and health practitioners who understand the real world and people of faith [...] reach a point of common understanding for the benefit and welfare of all?"
"Realise that you have internalized concepts of misogyny...and instead of policing how they should resist, or debating whether or not this is effective, support them."
How much does the news media cover scientific advances in Latin America? The bloggers at the online project Ciencia latina ("Latin Science") say it's not enough.
“If children who suffer from violence are not given the assistance and support they need, they will be lost," says the World's Best Teacher Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub.
With more than 9,000 followers, the "Library" defends responsible modes for disseminating information and provides a space for discussion and interaction for those concerned with gender equality.
"Thinking of schools only as places to learn how to read may appear a reasonable idea in a country where most children cannot achieve even that."
In most Balkan countries, homophobia is used as a political tool by right-wing populists to "divide and conquer". This often goes together with impunity for homophobic hate crimes.
"Who would have thought that an unfavourable end to a high-school competition would have coalesced so many of Jamaica's brightest minds and stirred up such venom in people?"
"...nowadays, so many people see 'patriotism' as a business and as a path to get a promotion. They talk about ideology but think about business."
A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.
The film’s producers launched a crowdsourcing campaign, seeking 6,000 USD to finance the production of 1,000 DVDs, which will be distributed freely in schools, universities, libraries, and cultural centers.