Invitation to online forum on discrimination in education

(7-13 December 2009) – Received by e-mail: From: Peter Hyll-Larsen, Date: 04/12/2009

Dear colleagues, On the occasion of Human Rights Day, on the 10th December, the Right to Education Project invites you to a one-week-long online Forum on discrimination in, to and through education.

Inspired by Katarina Tomaševski: “If discrimination is not fully exposed, it cannot be effectively opposed”, the Forum aims to be a space for dialogue and exchange of views, experiences, and resources that can be used to expose the reality around discrimination in education around the world and improve laws, policies and perceptions.

We will start off the discussion with the following questions:

  • Addressing discrimination requires changes in legislation, administration, resource allocation, but also attitudes, teaching methods and learning content. In your experience, what are the key obstacles to achieving these changes?
  • The international human rights framework is very strong on non-discrimination (Art 2 of the CRC and other treatise). How can it be used better to translate principles into reality for the rights-holder?  

Please join us from Monday the 7th December at this link: Right to Education project/Online forum on Discrimination in education and share your thoughts with us. There will be expert contributions from our distinguished Advisory Panel, but it is primarily YOU that we want to engage and hear from!

Looking forward to reading you online. Peter Hyll-Larsen, Right to Education Project, e-mail.

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