Glossary Term

Protecting education from attack

Protecting education from attack is necessary in light of high levels of attacks on education in many countries. It is based on the right to teach and learn in safety and free from fear, and advocates for the protection of students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack. The goal is to highlight the incidence and impact of attacks on education in conflict, to encourage adherence to international law protecting education, to fight impunity for attacks on education and to promote better systems for monitoring and reporting attacks on education, and programmes and policies to address the issue, including prevention and response. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack leads these initiatives.