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Between 2005 and 2012, armed groups have used education institutions for their own purposes in at least 24 countries in conflict, according to Human Rights Watch. Last week at the United Nations in Geneva, 29 nations supported a number of guidelines in order to protect schools and universities from military use.

The attack in Peshawar that killed more than 100 children last week was just one of hundreds of Taliban attacks against schools, says a new report. And the violence is working, with millions of Pakistani children now out of schoolL

Conflict in Ukraine has left 147 schools closed in parts of Donetsk Oblast where fighting is ongoing, and disrupted the education of some 50,000 children since September 1.

The horrifying slaughter of students in the Pakistani city of Peshawar caps a terrible year of violence against school kids.

The murderous attack on a school in Peshawar has appalled people around the world, but perhaps even more dreadful is that this is far from an isolated incident.

Pakistan was a country deep in shock today. Candles were lit and vigils held. And parents buried their children in mass funerals.

In a country almost numbed to daily violence and terrorist atrocities, the massacre of 132 students at a school in Peshawar by the Taliban took most Pakistanis to new, raw depths of despair.

In Peshawar, Pakistan, armed members of the Taliban attacked a school, killing over 140 people, mostly children.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, deplores and condemns in the strongest terms the acts of terror that claimed an immense number of innocent children’s lives in Peshawar, Pakistan, and near Radaa, Yemen.


Government armed forces and non-state armed groups should refrain from using education facilities for military purposes in accordance with the new Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict...