The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has released a groundbreaking report in education in Haiti. In the report, the Committee emphasizes the importance of free quality education and reminds the Haitian government of its responsibilities regulating education. For only the second time ever (the previous time being in a Brazil report), the Committee also addresses structural discrimination.
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Haiti: United Nations report puts for-profit education on the side-lines
February 18, 2016
The Committee on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, has shown great concern over the access and quality of education in Haiti through the publication of its latest report on the country.
Discrimination, privatisation and commercialisation hamper access
The text highlights two major areas for improvement, both related to access to quality education. The first one concerns the great disparities in access between girls and boys and in particular between rural and urban areas. It highlights the discrimination suffered especially by pregnant girls, young mothers and rape victims, which are frequently forced to drop out of school.
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