Glossary Term

Attacks on Education

Attacks on education are any intentional threat or use of force carried out by state or non-state armed groups for political, military, ideological, sectarian, ethnic, religious, or criminal reasons against students, educators, or education personnel while going to or coming from an education institution or elsewhere because of their status as students or educators. Includes abduction, recruitment of child soldiers, forced labor, sexual violence, targeted killings, threats and harassment, and other violations. Actual and threatened looting, seizure, occupation, closure, and demolition of educational property by armed groups may displace educators and students, denying students access to education.