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UN Security Council should build on its momentum in protecting schools from attack and military use

UN Security Council should build on its momentum in protecting schools from attack and military use

The United Nations (UN) Security Council should support specific actions to address the widespread incidence of targeted attacks on education and military use of schools in wartime, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

All parties should protect schools and children in Gaza conflict

All parties should protect schools and children in Gaza conflict

Attacks on schools that are not being used for military purposes violate international humanitarian law. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) calls on all parties to the conflict to respect education facilities as safe zones and to refrain from any military activity in or around schools that could […]

Protect teachers from wartime attacks

Protect teachers from wartime attacks

Attacks on teachers and other educators are a disturbingly common tactic of war and a serious threat to education, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new study released yesterday, Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries.

Attacks on schools commonplace in conflicts around the world

Attacks on schools commonplace in conflicts around the world

The UN Secretary-General’s report released last week confirms findings that attacks on education are a deliberate tactic in most armed conflicts worldwide, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Norway leading the way to end military use of schools

Norway leading the way to end military use of schools

The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war.

Protecting schools from attack in Nigeria and beyond – how to support community-based responses

Protecting schools from attack in Nigeria and beyond – how to support community-based responses

The abduction of close to 300 girls by Boko Haram from a school in Borno state, Nigeria in April, and the closure of schools due to insecurity in the region, highlight the urgent need to find practical solutions to prevent and respond to attacks on education.

Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

The Security Council should urge states and armed non-state groups to refrain from using schools for military purposes and incorporate clear protections for schools from military use in their legislation, and military doctrine and policies.

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released last week.

Peace education for the culture of peace in Macedonia

Peace education for the culture of peace in Macedonia

Although the wars have passed, the need for peace education in the former Yugoslavia remains more pertinent than ever. The First Children’s Embassy in the World Megjashi is a local organisation tirelessly promoting peace and advocating for the rights of children in Macedonia.

Two roofs over one school

Two roofs over one school

The evolution of the protests over the school in Konjević Polje seems to be the product of more profound social and political dynamics in Bratunac municipality, and indeed in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

One year ago today, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This sombre anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict and repression around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Honor Malala’s birthday by protecting education from attack

Honor Malala’s birthday by protecting education from attack

To mark the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) called on governments, non-state armed groups, international and local organizations, and other education actors to take action to ensure that students like Malala are able to learn in safe environments, protected from violence and conflict.

Can reconciliation be pursued through history teaching?

Can reconciliation be pursued through history teaching?

EUROCLIO offers a successful model for many history educators in Europe to address innovative, and often controversial, content as well as collaborative, active, meaningful and effective ways of learning and teaching. 

Promoting responsible history education – the case of EUROCLIO

Promoting responsible history education – the case of EUROCLIO

EUROCLIO, the European Association for History Educators, propagates an approach to history education that smoothes out the ragged edges of nationalism and other ideologies, deconstructing historical myths and negative stereotypes and putting traditional enemy-images into perspective.

Keep soldiers out of schools and universities

Keep soldiers out of schools and universities

TransConflict is pleased to present a new report, entitled “Lessons In War: Military Use of Schools and Other Education Institutions during Conflict”, published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack. 

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

TransConflict is pleased to announce that it is now an affiliated organization of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.