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Attacks on Education

How can we work to protect education from attack?

30 June 2017

By Ingunn Eidhammer, Education Advisor with Save the Children Norway 

 

“Armed men had invaded and destroyed our school, the boards and textbooks had been used as firewood. This war destroyed children, and some even became part of armed groups” 

Student, North Kivu, DRC

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Contextualizing the Minimum Standards for Education to the context in Sudan

31 May 2016

This article was written by MaisElReem S. Zuhaika, an independent consultant.

After long years of a complex and protracted conflict, Sudan is faced today by many challenges that prohibit the provision of education, and puts children at risk. Humanitarian needs in Sudan are not only caused by the effects of this prolonged conflict, but are also

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Protecting Education from Attack

10 November 2015

by Diya Nijhowne, Director, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

This post was originally published in the November 2015 Protecting Education Newsletter.

Ahead of the third year anniversary of the Pakistani Taliban’s shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in a violent reaction to her commitment to girls’ education, GCPEA convened a

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High-Level Event at UNGA: Ensuring Education in Emergencies

7 October 2015

by Peter Transburg, INEE, with content prepared by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN.

On September 30th, 2015, at an event marking the opening of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), a number of high-level representatives urged the international community to address more effectively and decisively the

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New report identifies urgency to address funding gaps in education in emergencies

9 September 2015

by World Vision International

This post was originally published as a blog by World Vision on September 9, 2015.

More than 13 million children across the Middle East and North Africa have been forced out of school due to conflict and escalating political tensions in the region, according to a new report released by the 

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4 Things Your Institution Can Do to Support Education in Crisis

16 April 2015

By Jon Grosh, Publications Manager at the Institute of International Education. This article was originally posted at Institute of International Education on April 13, 2015.

Our experience suggests that fragile states cannot succeed without major investments in higher education. Accordingly, neglecting academic needs during and after armed conflict raises the risk of failure once peace is

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Bring Back Our Girls Now

16 April 2015

By Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. This article was originally posted at https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/bring-back-our-girls-now/.

A year ago, the world woke up to news of the horrific abduction by Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, better known as Boko Haram* of 276 school girls

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The Need for Emergency Education

9 February 2015

By Gordon Brown, United Nations special envoy for Global Education. This blog was originally posted by Business World Online. 

In an ideal world, whenever children needed help, they would get it. When girls and boys were forced from their homes or classrooms because of war, natural disaster, or other crises, the international

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Nuevas directrices internacionales suplen una profunda necesidad de proteger la educación

16 December 2014

Comunicado de prensa de La Coalición Global para Proteger la Educación de Ataques (GCPEA)

(Ginebra) Fuerzas armadas gubernamentales y grupos armados no estatales deberían abstenerse de utilizar establecimientos educativos con fines militares conforme a las nuevas Directrices para Prevenir el Uso Militar de Escuelas y Universidades durante

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De nouvelles Lignes directrices comblent une lacune insidieuse dans la protection de l’education

16 December 2014

Communiqué de presse de la Coalition mondiale pour la protection de l’éducation contre les attaques (GCPEA)

(Genève, le 16 décembre 2014). Les forces armées gouvernementales et les groupes armés non étatiques devraient s’abstenir d’utiliser les établissements d’

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