What Can be Done to Better Protect Women and Girls from Attacks on Education and Military Use of Education

The following is a set of recommendations for states to consider when seeking to implement each commitment within the Safe Schools Declaration in a way that will better protect women and girls. These recommendations are based on a case-study conducted by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in Nigeria on how women and girls are impacted by attacks on education and military use of schools, as well as recommendations in GCPEA’s other publications, particularly Education under Attack 2018. These recommendations were reviewed by GCPEA’s working group on protecting women and girls, which is comprised of education in emergencies and gender experts from a range of UN agencies and international NGOs. The recommendations are not intended to be definitive or exhaustive, but simply to offer guidance to states interested in actions they may take to implement the Safe Schools Declaration in a way that considers the specific needs of women and girls.

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Protecting Education from Attack

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