Education needs to be a priority for every public decision maker so it is guaranteed and effective for everyone in the world

58 million boys and girls in the world have no access to school. 250 millon boys and girls finish primary education not knowing how to read or write due to low quality education. 751 million youngsters and adults cannot read or write and two thirds of them are women. People who don’t receive education are deprived of the opportunity to live with dignity and the chance to overcome the uncertain poverty situation in which they live because those who are the most discriminated against usually belong to the most vulnerable groups of society.

Facing this reality, and more importantly, determined to change it, a group of Jesuit organizations engaged in education projects have created a positioning document about the right to education that we are elaborating and sharing with you now. We invite you to read it, reflect upon it and make comments about it.

Furthermore, you can also find some pedagogical resources below for you to help discuss about the Right to Quality Education in your community or organization that we hope you will find useful. We invite you to comment and contribute in order to achieve one shared and collaborative position so we can let this document (available in four languages) and workspace be an important tool in the struggle for the right to education for all.

Ways to participate


Positioning Document

Participate with your suggestions and opinions in the construction of our document.

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Send us your comments

Download the latest version of the positioning document and meet project objectives. We want to build a one shared and common project and therefore your comments and contributions are essential.

Learn about and discuss the Right to Education

Here you will find the position paper on the Right to Quality Education For All of the GIAN network in four languages (English, Spanish, Italian and French) and a series of pedagogical toolkits to promote and encourage common and collaborative learning about the Right to Quality Education which will be updated regularly.