HUMAN RIGHTS? #EDU – 2018 EDITION
Education isn’t a privilege but a human right. it is an empowerment right; it lifts marginalised groups out of poverty; it is an indispensable means of realising other rights; it contributes to the full development of the human personality.
The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meeting in Paris in 1960, recalling that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts the principle of non-discrimination and proclaims that every person has the right to education, considering that discrimination in education is a violation of rights enunciated in that Declaration.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, while respecting the diversity of national educational systems, has the duty not only to proscribe any form of discrimination in education but also to promote equality of opportunity and treatment for all in education.
UNRIC | Agenda 2030:
Education is the key that will allow many other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty.
Education therefore helps to reduce inequalities and to reach gender equality. It also empowers people everywhere to live more healthy and sustainable lives.
Education is also crucial to fostering tolerance between people and contributes to more peaceful societies.
Enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91%. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS Data Centre), between 2000 and 2012, the percentage of out-of-school children among primary-school-age children has declined from 40% to 22% in sub-Saharan Africa and from 20% to 6% in South Asia.
More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa.
An estimated 50 % of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.
103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 % of them are women.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Art. 26:
“Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace”.
Mass schooling has been almost defined as literacy, but education can not be identified with the need to learn to speak words, read and write; the
analysis concerns the development of the human personality, cultural growth, the formation of a life of values, social responsibility, therefore, as Aldo
Agazzi claims, an “education of man, for man and for humanity”.
HUMAN RIGHTS? #EDU asks to the artists to represent and tell, with their own artistic language, a personal vision of the problem of the right to education representing a story, a concept, a complaint, or showing a future perspective as message of hope or even as a concrete proposal on the opportunities to be pursued to achieve this fundamental goal for the construction of a fair and right society.
A very difficult CALL FOR ARTS, perhaps the most difficult among all the arguments so far proposed by Spazio-Tempo Arte and AIAPI, which, we are sure, the Artists from all over the world will know how to understand and develop and inspire the public as in any edition of “HUMAN RIGHTS?” exhibition.