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.
Press ReleaseGlobal Coalition Joins CHARGE, New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Protect Girls’ Education in ConflictAt the 10th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, GCPEA committed to providing technical support to 10 states in incorporating the Lucens Guidelines.
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.
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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September 29, 2014
Using schools for military purposes during times of conflict often has long-term impact on students and on society, experts say.
September 26, 2014
The majority of children not in school are in conflict-affected and emergency-stricken areas. Ensuring safe access to education is critical in Nigeria and in other places from Afghanistan to Sudan.
“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