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.

  • New Publication
    Questions and Answers on the Draft Lucens Guidelines
    What do the Lucens Guidelines say? What are they aiming to achieve? A newly released GCPEA document provides answers to these and other frequently asked questions about the use of schools for military purposes.
  • Statement
    Nobel Peace Prize Win for Malala Is a Message to All Students Living in Conflict – Yes You Can
    The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) congratulates Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai, and Indian child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Press Release
    Global Coalition Joins CHARGE, New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Protect Girls’ Education in Conflict
    At the 10th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, GCPEA committed to providing technical support to 10 states in incorporating the Lucens Guidelines.
  • Briefing Paper
    Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries
    This 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 Paper
    The Role of Communities in Protecting Education from Attack: Lessons Learned
    This 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.

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Protecting Education Newsletter - October 2014

As classrooms opened for another season of learning this year, far too many students and teachers in conflict-affected areas returned to school filled with dread and fear of possible attack, instead of anticipation and excitement for the coming term.

The Other Nobel Winners
They’re going to need an extra-big stage in Oslo this year.

When Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai pick up their Nobel Peace Prizes, there are going to be a lot of other winners standing alongside them.

Recent GCPEA Resources

“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