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 PublicationQuestions and Answers on the Draft Lucens GuidelinesWhat 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.
StatementNobel Peace Prize Win for Malala Is a Message to All Students Living in Conflict – Yes You CanThe 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 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.
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October 30, 2014
Federal and military forces discovered an unmarked mass grave on 27 October in Cocula, 16 kilometres from Iguala in Guerrero state in southeastern Mexico, where 43 students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa were abducted in late September.
October 29, 2014
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced a contribution of $50,000 to help with the rebuilding of UN schools heavily damaged during recent fighting.
“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