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Educational facilities are used in armed conflicts—with children inside. We need to stop this.

Every child deserves an education without fear of violence or attack. Every school should be a safe place for children to learn, play and fulfil their potential.

Panama City hosted a defense workshop on the Safe Schools Declaration on December 5-6, 2017 with representatives of 10 countries who have endorsed the Declaration.

The Pakistani Taliban has been attacking schools and educational facilities for years - disrupting the education of hundreds of thousands of children, mainly girls.

The Safe Schools Declaration: A Framework for Action provides governments with suggestions, recommendations, and examples of good practice to assist them in implementing the Safe Schools Declaration

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