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.

Education Monitor Around The Globe



News

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Upcoming country visit of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to Côte d’Ivoire.

Presented by Ariel Ozdemir and Caren Thomas The history of Côte d’Ivoire shows periods of political instability and coups. The 2002 Ivorian Civil War deepened the divisions within the country.
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Country Visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Presented by Merve Tiregul Recent data spanning from March 2020 to June 2021 further highlights this disparity, indicating that black women were 14% less likely to be referred to Refuge
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Follow-up to the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls’ country visits to Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Greece, Poland, Honduras, Chad, Samoa, Kuwait and Hungary

Presented by Ariel Ozdemir, Luna Plet and Olimpia Guidi The Lenca, indigenous to southwestern Honduras and northeastern El Salvador, reside in approximately 50 villages within a 100-km radius of La
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Broken Chalk’s Press Release on World Refugee Day 

Mamta Rao, Rieke Lahrsen Every year on June 20th, the world comes together to commemorate World Refugee Day – a day to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and
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International Day for Countering Hate Speech

Written by Astrid Euwe Wyss and Panashe Marie Louise Mlambo  On 18 June, the world observes the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, established by the UN General Assembly in
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Educational Challenges in Afghanistan

Written by Charlotte Lagadec-Jacob Introduction  The Taliban’s takeover in 2021 has had a devastating impact on the education system in Afghanistan. The declining quality of education and the promotion of
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Broken Chalk’s World Day Against Child Labour Press Release 

Panashe Marie Louise Mlambo, Mamta Rao   World Day Against Child Labour, annually on June 12th, was first launched in 2002 by the ILO to raise awareness and foster activism aimed
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Unjust Detention and Abuse of Minors and Mothers in Istanbul Allegedly Affiliated with the Gülen movement

Context On the 7th of May 2024, the Turkish police conducted a large-scale operation in Istanbul, where multiple people associated with the Gülen movement, distinctly young female students were targeted.
A child washes himself in Kallayanpur, a slum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. As of 2006 figures, 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, while 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

Water Scarcity in Jordan 

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”   -Benjamin Franklin  Written by Iasmina-Măriuca Stoian  Water scarcity is a serious issue that affects over 700 million peoplei that
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The war in Ukraine and its impact on education

Commencing on the 24th of February 2022, the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to unfathomably disastrous outcomes, both internationally and within both countries. Of course, the scale of
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Gang violence in Ecuador: Consequences for students 

Written by Iasmina-Măriuca Stoian  Introduction  The organized violence perpetrated by criminal gangs in Ecuador has almost taken over the lives of its citizens. Add menace and fear to fear, and
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Amsterdam Housing Scams target International Students

As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding the interests of international students and renters, Broken Chalk presents this lobbying report to address the pervasive issue of housing scams in
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Cyprus Education System: a native’s perspective

Written by Pervin Derin Erk Cyprus is a small island with big issues; politically ambiguous, economically unstable, physically divided and socially discriminative. A long-standing ethnic conflict that has the island
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Addressing Comprehensive Educational Challenges in São Tomé and Príncipe

Written by Liam Mariotti São Tomé and Príncipe is a small island nation off the western coast of Central Africa, with a population of 220 000 people and a surface
School children ride on a school bus in Ilupeju in Lagos, Nigeria largest city on, Tuesday, June 25, 2013  ( Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Missing Childhoods: Child Kidnapping in Nigeria

Written by Iasmina-Măriuca Stoian “The statistics are disturbing; the reality is devastating. It has been 9 years since the horrendous abduction of the Chibok girls, yet the nightmare continues as
Aziza Ismail Waziri (in purple) tends to her home garden with the help of her children in the village of Kauzeni, located just outside of Morogoro, Tanzania.

The working children of Tanzania: poverty and labour 

Written by Mayeda Tayyab Tanzania is a country with a population of 45 million people, half of which are under the age of 18. According to the International Labour Organisation
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Nepal: Discrimination in the Educational System

Written by Iasmina-Măriuca Stoian Nepal, also known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is situated in the southern part of the Himalayas.  It is famous for its breathtaking mountainous
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International Day of Living Together in Peace – May 16th

Written by Astrid Euwe Wyss and Panashe Marie Louise Mlambo  On 16 May, the world celebrates the International Day of Living Together in Peace, established by the UN General Assembly
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Education Cannot Wait: Empowering Children in Crisis Through Global Fund for Education

Written by Frida Brekk In a global landscape characterized by conflicts, disasters, and protracted crises, the fundamental right of education often finds itself neglected. However, since its establishment in 2016,
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From Challenges to Triumphs: Latvia’s Educational Narrative

Written by Anastasia Bagration-Gruzinski Education plays a vital role in the development and prosperity of any nation. In Latvia, a Baltic country in Northern Europe with a population of 1.9
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Educational Challenges in Spain

Written by María Núñez Fontain “A BOAT WITHOUT A CAPTAIN IS CONDEMNED TO SINK“ Spain is a developed country and member of the European Union, which would give it a