Launching the New Right to Education Project Website

Published on Right To Education Project/Blog, by David Archer, Feb 12, 2014.

Today sees the launch of the third incarnation of the Right to Education website. It has been re-conceived and re-designed based on feedback from users around the world but its core function as the definitive global resource on the right to education remains unchanged. With the right to education violated with impunity or under threat in so many places, it has never been more important to have a resource that is easy to use, clarifying what the right to education entails and sharing how diverse actors can work together to ensure that all dimensions of the right are respected, protected and fulfilled. 

The Right to Education website was originally developed in the early 2000s by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Katarina Tomaševski. She observed that there was no public access resource devoted solely to the right to education and so she collected in one place all the diverse international instruments guaranteeing the right to education as well the constitutional provisions of every country … //

… This is now designed as a site that will be constantly refreshed. We will be adding more content and resources all the time. For example, new pages on education in emergencies, adult education and the right of minorities and indigenous people will be published soon.  Whilst initially re-launched in English, refreshed versions in French, Spanish and Arabic will follow soon.

You are now able to subscribe to the Right to Education Project e-Bulletin and get regular updates in your inbox.  You can also contact RTE to seek advice or draw on their support for capacity development around the right to education.

This unique resource aims to be responsive to your needs and interests, so let us know if you identify any gaps or want more focus on particular issues. Please share your own experiences of rights-based work, of innovative legal action or new developments in your country that have significant implications for the right to education. Together we can make progress on promoting and protecting the right to education!

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* The pool of agencies that help to steer the Right to Education project has also now extended beyond ActionAid, GCE and Amnesty International to include Human Rights Watch HRW and Save the Children.

(David Archer is Head of Programme Development with ActionAid, a board member of the Global Campaign for Education GCE and is the elected representative for Northern civil society on the board of the Global Partnership for Education. He was previously Head of Education at ActionAid for many years and has written extensively on human rights based approaches to education. Since 2008 he has hosted the Right to Education Project in ActionAid and he sits on its Steering Committee).

Links:

New Website: The Right To Education Project.org: /Homepage; /About us; /News and Blog; /Education as a Right; /International Law; /National Implementation; /Issues; /Using Rights in Practice; /Resources; /Adress: Right to Education Project, c/o ActionAid International, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ, United Kingdom, Telephone: +44 (0)20 3122 0517; /Contact.

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