FREE or AFFORDABLE EDUCATION/TRAINING
The right to education has been universally recognised since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
As well as being a right in itself, the right to education is also an enabling right. Education ‘creates the “voice” through which rights can be claimed and protected’, and without education people lack the capacity to ‘achieve valuable functionings as part of the living’. If people have access to education they can develop the skills, capacity and confidence to secure other rights.