The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack is a unique inter-agency coalition formed in 2010 to address the problem of targeted attacks on education during armed conflict.
#BringBackOurGirlsMissing 100 days, but not forgotten.July 23rd marks the 100th day since the horrific abduction of the schoolgirls of Chibok, 219 of whom are still held captive by Boko Haram. GCPEA calls for the safe return of the girls, and for action to protect Nigerian schools and mitigate the impact of attacks on children’s right to education.
Briefing PaperProtecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected CountriesThis report was released on Malala Day 2014 to recognize the courage of teachers like Malala’s father, who too often place their lives at risk simply by going to work. It documents attacks on educators in more than 20 conflict-affected countries and what's being done to keep them safe.
GuidelinesNorway Leading the Way to End Military Use of SchoolsThe Norwegian government has announced that it will lead the process to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict. Countries around the globe should work with Norway to support this initiative.
Briefing PaperThe Role of Communities in Protecting Education from Attack: Lessons LearnedThis paper examines how local and international organizations have engaged communities to protect schools, students, and teachers in countries experiencing attacks on education. It synthesizes lessons learned in 21 countries, including a case study from Côte d’Ivoire.
ReportEducation under Attack 2014This global study charts the scale and nature of attacks on education from 2009 to 2013. It provides the most extensive documentation of attacks on education to date, including profiles of the 30 most seriously affected countries.
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July 25, 2014
“With 120 schools affected since the start of the emergency, I urge all countries to adopt and implement the Lucens Guidelines to prevent the military use of schools in conflict areas"
July 24, 2014
Five people were injured when a United Nations school serving as a shelter was hit by Israeli fire Wednesday in Gaza, the second time in three days that a U.N. school reportedly took a direct hit from Israeli rounds.
“Schools must be safe places of learning and development for all children. They should be zones of peace. Those who attack schools and hospitals should know that they will be held accountable.”
- Secretary General's 10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, 2011