Right to Education

Right to Education

UPDATE: although the financial target for the crowdfunding campaign has been reached, the total project needs € 100.000. Therefore every additional donation is still most welcome and will certainly come to good use! 
For the latest news and updates on the research, see: www.childrensrightsresearch.com.

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Every child has the right to an education. But not all children go to school. In fact, there are 59 million children per year who do not even attend primary education. Who are these children? And why do they not go to school? What does the right to education really mean in practice?

Answering these questions will help ensure the child's rights to education. This is why we need research. PLEASE HELP to make this research possible. Contribute now, even a small contribution makes a big difference!

NOTE:  Donations can be made by contributors anywhere in the world, in any currency. It will be displayed in Euros.

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Research Proposal
The research is an interdisciplinary research, which consists for an important part of field research. The case study of the child's right to education is part of a four year PHD research on children's rights by philosopher Marieke Hopman.

You can read the complete research proposal here
You can look into the budget for the project here.

The researcher
Philosopher Marieke Hopman (1988) graduated in 2014 when she completed a research on children's rights, including field research on the case study of child soldiers in Rwanda and the Netherlands. This research has resulted in, amongst others:

You can find a cv including a complete list of publications here.

CONTACT Marieke Hopman:
m.j.hopman@tilburguniversity.edu  -  Tel: +31638162791 -  https://nl.linkedin.com/in/mariekehopman

Ambassadors

The following people support this research:

  • Em. Prof. Dr. Jan Pronk – Former Minister of  Development, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Phil Clark – Researcher International Politics, SOAS university London
  • Dr. Hans van Driel – Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
  • Marc Dullaert – Children's Ombudsman
  • Prof. Mr. Dr. Nick Huls – Professor Sociology of Law Leiden university
  • Prof. Dr. Philip Eijlander – Rector Magnificus Tilburg University
  • Saskia Immens – Project Manager Wetenschapsknooppunt Brabant
  • Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert – Director INTERVICT
  • Aloys van Rest – Director Defence for Children
  • Nigel Cantwell – Researcher Children's Rights

 

Partner organisations

Defence for Children  Intervict  Tilburg University  Wetenschapsknooppunt Brabant

Meer info

Funders

  • Annet vanden Assem

    27.10.2016 10:09

    This morning I heard Marieke Hopman on the radio and I was tought by her story. I've been In Mali years ago and I can imagen how bad the situation must be if there, beside poverty, a civil war is going on.
    As a theacher I wish her great succes in bringing this kids anyway further in education and personel happiness..

  • Georg Forchhammer

    13.09.2016 19:45

    I have met Marieke Hopman, who very passionately told me about the project, so I decided to contribute to it.

  • Elena en Miriam - Happy birthday!

    29.12.2015 14:58

    Happy birthday dear! Hope 2016 will be a good year for the project :)

  • Framboise et Yvan

    23.12.2015 18:04

    Happy Birthday Marieke

  • Maarten Hopman

    23.12.2015 11:04

    Van harte gefeliciteerd en een erg goed initiatief!! X

  • Wessel van Wanrooij

    22.12.2015 12:53

    Alvast van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag morgen! Veel succes met het onderzoek :-)

  • Dirk Jan de Lint

    20.11.2015 23:47

    Ik heb gedoneerd omdat ik dankzij de onderzoeker thuis ben gekomen ongelofelijk bedankt!

  • Vivian Delnoy

    22.09.2015 12:39

    Of course every child / every one should have the right to education!

  • Matthijs van den Akker

    23.07.2015 22:49

    Because every kid should have a future!

  • Stefania Milan

    04.07.2015 13:14

    because Marieke is great, enthusiastic, curious, talented. I believe in her and I am sure she will make a difference!

  • Per van der Wijst

    03.07.2015 20:34

    Go for it!

  • Brigitte Slenter

    03.07.2015 20:33

    Zelf actief als schoolmaatschappelijk werker en heb vaak te maken met leerlingen die graag willen maar waar de financiën een rol spelen . Onderwijs dient mogelijk gemaakt te worden voor iedereen.

  • Anne Meuwese

    03.07.2015 20:25

    Cool idea

  • Margret en Jeroen Hopman

    03.07.2015 13:55

    We doneren omdat we het fantastisch vinden dat Marieke hier mee bezig is. Elk kind heeft recht op educatie en met dit onderzoek levert Marieke een bijdrage in het bevorderen hiervan. Suc6 verder !!

  • VMJ Hopman

    02.07.2015 22:52

    Marieke, succes

  • marinus

    02.07.2015 22:08

    kinderen hebben er recht op.
    nb. unicef uitzending 01072015

  • Harrie Baken

    01.07.2015 16:46

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela)

  • Thom & Jenny

    01.07.2015 15:43

    Good luck with this important project and congratulations on the funding method - very innovative and could be an important step to how future research can be funded!

  • maarten dolk

    01.07.2015 12:29

    Children's rights are important. Too many children are victim of situations caused by adults.

  • Lindsy Szilvasi

    30.06.2015 22:30

    As Mandela said: "Education is the most powerful tool to change the world." Everyone deserves to sail on knowledge and to change the direction of today's waves.

  • Maaike Tienkamp

    30.06.2015 17:02

    Veel succes Marieke!

  • Zeynep Azar

    30.06.2015 11:59

    It is a very inspiring initiative that Marieke is trying to fund her PhD project through crowd-funding. This could be an inspiration to many more successful students. On top of that, I find the project very valuable for society and I hope it will run smoothly.

  • Clasine van Dorst

    29.06.2015 23:32

    Ik ben een oud-leraar van Marieke. :)

  • Elly van Linschoten

    29.06.2015 21:53

    Ieder kind heeft recht op onderwijs om zich te kunnen ontplooien en een bijdrage te kunnen leveren aan de maatschappij. Helaas geldt dit recht nog lang niet voor alle kinderen. Daarom wil ik Marieke graag steunen om haar onderzoek mogelijk te maken.
    Veel succes, Marieke!

  • Anonymous

    29.06.2015 16:11

    Amazing project, wonderful researcher.. Good luck!

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