INEE Thematic Issue Brief: Child Protection

In crisis situations, educational environments (e.g. schools, learning sites, etc) may be unsafe and may present significant child protection risks including harsh corporal punishment, sexual violence, recruitment, discrimination, and bullying. Access to education may be denied to children who are highly vulnerable due to poverty, orphaning or other loss of parental care, disability or discrimination. Without attention to these issues, schools and other educational environments may become dangerous, highly stressful environments that encourage dropout and poor attendance, undermine the quality of education and dim the prospects for effective learning. Creating a protective environment is essential to addressing issues of child protection

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Child Protection