Broken Chalk is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to addressing human rights violations in the education sector. It was established in October 2020. A multinational team of dedicated human rights advocates collaborates extensively on researching violations in every corner of the world.

Broken Chalk’s primary activities include removing obstacles to education, promoting peace and tranquillity in society through intercultural tolerance, preventing radicalism and polarisation, and eliminating educational opportunity gaps across different demographics.

Who We Are

We aim to help people who faced human rights violations across the globe in the educational field.

what we do

We are aiming to be the voice of those who faced human rights violations at the scope of education in the world for them to overcome their challenges.

where we are

Where there is a violation of human rights on education.

What you can do

Inform us about human rights violations in your region, donate, write a letter, sign a petition, become our volunteer.


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At Broken Chalk, we believe that education is not just a privilege, but a fundamental right for every person on this planet. That is why our team of dedicated individuals

Broken Chalk calls for recognition of the importance of access to education in the mother language

Written by Luzi Maj Leonhardt, Dooyum Stephanie Tseke, Sara Rossomonte Today, on the International Day of the Mother Language, the acknowledgement and advancement of the mother language in education, and social

From Slums to Success: The Remarkable Story of Kianda Foundation and Its Impact on Kenya’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Written by Frida Brekk Kianda Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower underprivileged communities in Kenya through education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. Founded in 2001 by a group of
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Educational Challenges in the Caribean Netherlands

Written by Sterre Krunen Every student counts! In 2011, this slogan was the starting shot of the Caribbean and European Netherlands’ combined efforts to achieve educational equity and raise the
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Interview with Mr Hakan Kaplankaya on the importance of the ECtHR judgement in YÜKSEL YALÇINKAYA v TÜRKİYE

By Maria Popova I had an interview with Mr Hakan Kaplankaya. Together, we discussed the ECtHR decision Yuksel Yalcinkaya vs Turkey. Hakan Kaplankaya is a legal advisor and former Turkish

Impacts of climate change on human rights

Presented by: Daphne Rein, Gauthier Schoufs, Ioana-Sorina Alexa, Leyang Fu and Luna Plet Global climate change presents a significant and multifaceted challenge to Taiwan, with anticipated increases in temperatures, heightened

Red Hand Day Marks Urgent Call to End the Use of Child Soldiers

As the world observes an increase in conflicts across the globe, the use of child soldiers remains a reality on this day February 12. From the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine

Education Monitor: Around The Globe between the 1st and 31st of October, 2023

Broken Chalk proudly presents a new edition of “Education Monitor: Around the Globe” between the 1st and 31st of October, 2023. Broken Chalk aims with this letter to increase public awareness of 
A child in time for a coronavirus pandemic

Educational challenges in San Marino: COVID’s Impact

Written by Eliana Riggi Background: COVID-19 pandemic impact on school systems around the world The coronavirus, emerging in the first months of 2020, spread rapidly across countries, and it constituted

Consequences of US economic sanctions in the Middle East

Presented by Caren Thomas and Maria Samantha Orozco This report was drafted by Broken Chalk to contribute to the call for inputs to analyze the consequences of US economic sanctions

Efforts to combat racism in the Asia Pacific region

Presented by Alexia Kapsampeli This report was drafted by Broken Chalk to contribute to the call for inputs to analyze the status of the rights situation of Africans and people

Current status on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Presented by Caren Thomas, Francisca Rosales and Samantha Orozco This report was drafted by Broken Chalk to contribute to the call for inputs to analyze the status of the rights
School #2 in the town of Artashat is receiving water more hours of the day. This improved cleanliness and the health of the students.

Empowering Armenia: A Positive Shift in Education Amidst Challenges

Written by Aneta Orlowska Armenia, a nation located in the South Caucasus, is experiencing a period of transformation in its educational landscape. In recent years, a combination of technological advancements,

Educational Challenges in the Faroe Islands

Written by Anna Strunk Nestled in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. The archipelago of 18 islands is populated by
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Press Release: International Day for Education

On the 24th of January, the world celebrates the importance of education for peace and development with the International Day of Education. In light of this celebration, Broken Chalk reiterates

Challenges in Guinea’s Education System

Written by Merve Tiregul Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea, is a country located on the west coast of Africa with a population of 13.53 million[i]. The region is known for

Educational Challenges in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Written by Aoibhínn Kiely The U.S. Virgin Islands are situated in the Caribbean Sea, located some 64 to 80 kilometres east of Puerto Rico. The region consists of three larger
Mariam Mohamed Vall, 32, a third year student at ENI-NKTT (L'Ecole Normale des Instituteurs de Nouakchott) teaches a fourth grade Arabic class at Ecole Annexe primary school; Nouakchott, Mauritania. 

“I have noticed that in the families where the mothers are educated the children are better educated and they are better behaved than in the families where the mother is not educated.”

Navigating Educational Challenges in Mauritania

Written by Laraib Ahmed Geographical and Historical Context Situated in the northwest of Africa, Mauritania is a nation known for its rich cultural legacy and expansive desert landscapes. The country,

Educational Challenges in Laos

Written by Uzair Ahmad Saleem Laos is a landlocked Southeast Asian country with a population of approximately 7.2 million people. It is one of the world’s least developed countries, ranked

Challenges Facing the Education System in Senegal

Written by Ruth Lakcia Education is a fundamental right for all humans around the globe. Regardless of one’s economic or social status,  they should be able to have access to

The impact of arms transfers on human rights

Written by Faith Galgalo and Maria Samantha Orozco This report is a Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. For the comprehensive evaluation of the situation