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#UDHR70 - “Teachers must feel safe for educating free generations”, by Özgür Bozdogan

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After the failed coup attempt on 15th of July, 2016, in Turkey, a state of emergency was declared on the 20th of July. The state of emergency was used to attack all opposition groups. This power grab was used to obtain further power as the Government issued decrees which enabled it to bypass all the parliamentary processes. Beca...

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SDG4 & education for sustainable development: Why we should celebrate an apparent failure? By Antonia Wulff

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

The expert group in charge of the SDG indicators rejected the proposed measurement strategy for target 4.7 on education for sustainable development, human rights and global citizenship. A dramatic turn in the SDGs serial but is it really as disastrous as it seems? And what does this mean in practice?

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#UDHR70 – “A banner of struggle for humanity”, by Yamile Socolovsky

Photo: Javier Entrerriano / Flickr

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it seems inevitable that we ask ourselves whether in the ensuing time we have succeeded in advancing its goals, or whether those principles have ended up being nothing more than a well-intentioned, but ultimately futile statement of a humanistic dream — or wor...

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