The right to education has been recognized by the United Nations and several governments around the world.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Education is formal institutional instructions and the right to education in this sense is protected by international human rights provisions. The 1960 UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education stipulates that noone should be denied access to education. This page shows an automatic compilation of all DW content on education-related topics.
In Poland, an indefinite teachers' strike is putting the ruling nationalist party's populist policies to the test. The strike is supported by an overwhelming majority of chronically underpaid teachers. The strike is also in protest against a controversial reform of the education system which critics say is chaotic and has nationalist undertones. From Warsaw, Julian Berner files this report.
Beijing has installed a system of total control to monitor the Uighur Muslim minority. Human rights groups suspect around one million Uighurs are being held in so-called re-education camps. Xinjiang is a testing ground for the latest surveillance technology.
This week on the program: Brazil's indigenous communities raise the alarm after a surge in land grabs, students defy Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, the push for inclusive education in Ethiopia, and how a project to distribute cheap glasses is changing lives in Bolivia.