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"Are We Not Human?" Denial of Education for Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh

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Human Rights Watch
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Mohamed Tua Sin, 15, was in class 9 in Myanmar when he was forced to flee to Bangladesh in late August 2017. Attacks by the Myanmar military forced 740,000 ethnic Rohingya, like Mohamed Tua Sin, to flee their communities in northern Rakhine State and cross the Naf River into Bangladesh. The campaign of ethnic cleansing included countless apparent crimes against humanity.

Benefits and Challenges of Refugee Inclusion: Lessons from Lebanon

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GEM Report
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At 1.30 pm on a balmy October afternoon in Beirut, 12-year old Nour and her friends are congregating outside their school, patiently waiting to be allowed inside. The gates are shut, indicating the school is not yet ready for the second shift, which enrolls only Syrian refugee students like Nour. On the other side of the gate, Lebanese students wait excitedly for the school day to end.

Girls Targeted When Schools Attacked, Impacting Lives, Education

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Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
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In conflicts around the world, female students and educators suffer horrific acts of violence within their schools and universities, including rape, forced marriage, and sexual slavery, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a report released on the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

100 Countries Now Commit to Ending Attacks on Education

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Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
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The recent endorsements by Morocco, Vietnam, the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Ukraine bring the total number of states that have joined the Safe Schools Declaration to 100, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today.

Abidjan Principles on the right to education awarded support by the Paris Peace Forum 2019 as one of the most promising governance projects

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Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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The Paris Peace Forum announced yesterday that the Abidjan Principles on the right to education were selected as one of the ten ‘most promising governance projects’ that will be awarded support to scale-up. The Abidjan Principles were selected among 716 projects from 115 countries that applied in the call for projects.

Launch of the 2019 SDG 4 Data Digest

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UNESCO UIS
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The need for accurate, current and comparable data on education has never been more urgent, with the prospects of reaching Sustainable Development Goal 4 –  a quality education for all by 2030 – far from certain.

Quality Education an "Essential Pillar" of a Better Future, says UN Chief

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UN News
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Education is an “essential pillar” to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN chief António Guterres told an audience on Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization, ahead of the agency’s General Conference.