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.

News

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Call for Submissions: UN Report of the Rapporteur on Violence on Women and Girls in Sport

Presented by Sara Rossomonte and Olimpia Guidi Online violence, such as cyberbullying and harassment on social media, compounds these challenges, impacting mental health and well-being. viii Violence against women in
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Addressing the situation of women’s rights in Cambodia

Presented by Ioana-Sorina Alexa and Olimpia Guidi Education emerges as a crucial factor in addressing this disparity. The Cambodian Women’s Leadership Institute, established in 2009, offers training programs to enhance
A scene from the Palanca-Maiaki-Udobnoe border crossing point, between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on 15 March 2022. People flee the military offensive in Ukraine, seeking refuge in Moldova or transiting the country on their way to Romania and other EU countries.

Since Since Russia’s invasion, more than 3.3 million refugees have fled Ukraine, the vast majority being women and children. Most of the refugees fled to Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia. According to the Border Police data, as of 18 March 2022, Moldova had welcomed in its territory about 355,426 refugees, out of whom more than 320,000 were citizens of Ukraine.

As of 10 March 2022, there were 106,000 Ukrainian refugees hosted in different regions across the country. Data provided by Moldova's Border Police shows that around
70,000 women and girls and 36,000 men and boys are currently in Moldova. Women and girls are the majority and account for two thirds of Ukrainians displaced in Moldova.

Read More: https://moldova.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2022/03/gender-data-on-refugees-at-a-glance-the-republic-of-moldova

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Ukraine: Education disruption due to war

In February 2022, Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a conflict that has since disrupted the education of over 5 million children, as reported by UNICEF. Despite the current
Vânia Maria Ferreira da Silva, 64, teaches a geography class to students at the Homero de Miranda Leão State School, located in the North Zone of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, on September 14, 2020. The teacher was a patient of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, but is now back in business. Amazonas was the first state in the federation to resume face-to-face classes during the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Photo: IMF / Raphael Alves

Brazil: School system dependency on electoral volatility

Written by Mayeda Tayyab In Brazil, the right to free public education at any level is granted by the Federal Constitution. The responsibility of providing free public education thus falls
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Educational Challenges in Poland: A Deepening Crisis

Written by Aneta Orlowska The state of education in Poland has reached a critical point, with concerns mounting over the future of the country’s schooling system. Recent research and surveys
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Addressing poverty in a post-growth era and preparing for future Development Goals

Presented by Olimpia Guidi Brazil’s departure from sole reliance on GDP is a testament to its commitment to capturing a more comprehensive understanding of societal advancement. i Brazil’s departure from
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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Written by Gianna Chen and Panashe Marie Louise Mlambo Established by UN General Assembly resolution 2142 (XXI) on 26 October 1966, 21 March marks the International Day for the Elimination
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Educational Challenges in St. Lucia

Introduction St. Lucia is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean, just on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. St. Lucia’s population of 167,591 is composed of 4 primary
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The Enduring Legacy of Jacques Delors: Transformative Visions for Education and Society

Written by Laraib Ahmed Jacques Delors is a prominent French economist and politician who notably served as the President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He played a
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Protecting Deceased Individuals and Their Remains

Presented by Alexia Kapsampeli International humanitarian law has established important principles about dead and missing in armed conflict. These principles protecting dead persons are based on fundamental human values.The requirements
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Educational Challenges in Iran

Written by Uzair Ahmad Saleem Iran has a rich cultural heritage and a long history of educational excellence, dating back to ancient times when it was known as Persia. However,
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Press Release: International Cyber Censorship Day 2024

12th March 2024 Some governments use cyber censorship to suppress the right to freedom of speech. Cyber Censorship is an emergent issue that is evident to this day. Cyber Censorship
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Confronting Obstacles: Human Rights and Nuclear Testing in the Marshall Islands

Presented by Caren Thomas and Merve Tiregul The Marshall Islands has faced significant challenges stemming from nuclear legacies, primarily due to the extensive nuclear testing conducted by the United States
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Educational Challenges in Togo

Written by Mamta Rao Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, is a small tropical nation on Africa’s west coast. It is bordered by Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso and
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Educational Challenges in Suriname

Written by Yehia Murad Bridging the Educational Gulf: Unveiling Suriname’s Urban-Interior Disparity and the Imperative for Inclusive Reform The right to education is a fundamental human right, enshrined in international
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Education Monitor: Around The Globe between the 1st and 30th of November, 2023

Broken Chalk proudly presents a new edition of “Education Monitor: Around the Globe” between the 1st and 30th of November, 2023. Broken Chalk aims with this letter to increase public awareness of 
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Climate change and its impacts on girl’s education

Presented by Ariel Ozdemir, Faith Galgalo, Ioana-Sorina Alexa, Olimpia Guidi, Sterre Merel Krijnen The barriers to girls’ equal access to education in Ecuador are multifaceted and deeply intertwined with socio-economic
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Press Release: International Women’s Day 2024

Shattering Stereotypes, Building Strength: Broken Chalk’s Stand Against Violence As the world marks International Women’s Day, Broken Chalk reaffirms its unwavering commitment to combating gender-based violence and dismantling the harmful
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Flipino migrant’s contributions

Presented by Alexia Kapsampeli, Ariel Ozdemir, Mila Gürün, Olimpia Guidi, Sarah Kuipers Filipino migrants and their families contribute significantly to socio-cultural interactions through education. For example, in countries like the
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Educational Challenges in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the countries that welcomes the largest number of international students into its institutions, especially to its renowned universities. However, the system is not without
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Advocating for Zero Discrimination in Education on United Nations Zero Discrimination Day

Written by Gianna Chen and Panashe Marie Louise Mlambo March 1 marks a significant day on the global calendar as the world commemorates United Nations Zero Discrimination Day. Led by