• Discussion: World Teachers' Day

Discussion: World Teachers' Day

01 October 2014


In support of Education International’s Unite for Quality Education campaign and Amnesty International’s campaign for women’s rights in Afghanistan, the NUT and AIUK are holding an event for World Teachers’ Day, focusing on keeping teaching and learning environments safe for women and girls.

Keynote Speaker: Parwin Wafa, an Afghan headteacher who has been threatened and suffered the kidnapping and brutal murder of her son after she opened a school for girls in eastern Afghanistan. Other speakers are Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK, Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT, and Craig McVicar, Quintin Kynaston School, London.

A panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by an informal reception with refreshments, stalls from Afghan, teaching and human rights organisations and an action centre where you can show solidarity with Afghan women, support workers’ rights, and unite for quality education.

Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Time: 18.00-21.00

Cost: Free.  Please book online at www.2014wtd.eventbrite.co.uk