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Next week, the African Union has the opportunity to show the European Union exactly what it can do to help protect children during times of war

When girls leave school, their futures can be irreparably harmed, increasing the risk of child marriage and harmful child labor.

Over one-third of countries worldwide promise to protect education in war

By age 12 to 15, two-thirds of girls are out of school, and only 37 percent of adolescent girls can read — compared to 66 percent of adolescent boys

Yemen has become the 70th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration and commit to take concrete measures to enhance protection for schools, universities, students, teachers, and academics during armed conflict

HRW called upon the government of Sri Lanka to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

Girls face threats including sexual harassment, kidnapping, and acid attacks, as well as targeted attacks and threats against girls’ education.

Countries Should do More to Protect Schools from Attack. One way to do this is endorse and implement the Safe Schools Declaration.

Sixty nine countries, including most NATO and European Union member states, have now endorsed the declaration. But Britain is not yet among them.

Security Council members should endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

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