Lessons in War 2015: Military Use of Schools and Universities during Armed Conflict

This study examines the use of schools and universities for military purposes by government armed forces and opposition or pro-government armed groups during times of armed conflict or insecurity. Schools are used for barracks, logistics bases, operational headquarters, weapons and ammunition caches, detention and interrogation centres, firing and observation positions, and recruitment grounds.

The study highlights examples of good practice, in which governments have adopted policies that explicitly ban or restrict militaries from using education facilities.

Documenting Education Under Attack: Five key lessons for collaborations between civil society organisations and journalists

Documenting the impact of conflict on education is a complex, time consuming and often dangerous process, whose consequences may be difficult to witness. Inthis context, the relationship between journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) can be incredibly fruitful. They often share a common aim: to make the world aware of attacks on education and their immense costs to individuals, to communities, and across entire generations. Journalist-CSO partnerships can shed light on injustices, tell powerful human stories, and lead to redress and lasting change for those who have suffered.

الحد الأدني لمعايير التعليم: الجهوزية، الإستجابة، التعافي

يحتوي كتيب الحد الأدنى لمعايير التعليم من الآيني على 19 معياراً، يرافق كل منهم خطوات أساسية وملاحظات إرشادية. يهدف الكتيب إلى تحسين جودة الجهوزية في التعليم، والاستجابة والتعافي، ويزيد من فرص الحصول على فرص آمنة ومناسبة للتعليم ويضمن المسائلة عند تأمين الخدمات التعليمية.

 

Free to Think 2021: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project

Around the world, higher education communities are overwhelmed by frequent attacks on scholars, students, staff, and their institutions. State and non-state actors, including armed militant and extremist groups, police and military forces, government authorities, off-campus groups, and even members of higher education communities, among others, carry out these attacks, which often result in deaths, injuries, and deprivations of liberty.

Engagement du Secteur Privé dans L’Éducation en Situations d’Urgence : Droits et réglementations

Les efforts, pour assurer une éducation inclusive et de qualité pour toutes et tous, ont suscité des appels en faveur d’un engagement plus important du secteur privé, affirmant que les entreprises et les fondations peuvent jouer un rôle important en tant que partenaires dans la réalisation de l’Objectif de Développement Durable n° 4 (ODD 4).

A human rights approach: The right to education in the time of COVID-19

One of the most serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the disruption of children’s education worldwide with the closure of schools for public health reasons. Projections from UNESCO Institute for Statistics show that nearly 100 million children across eight age cohorts would move below the minimum proficiency threshold in reading in 2020 due to the pandemic (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2021).

Nations Unies Conseil de Sécurité Résolution 2601 (2021) - la protection de l’éducation en période de conflit armé

Le 29 octobre 2021, le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, composé de 15 membres, a adopté une résolution unanime, saluée comme la première du genre, qui condamne les attaques contre les écoles, les enfants et les enseignants et exhorte les parties en conflit à protéger immédiatement le droit à l'éducation. Il est important de noter que la résolution rend explicites les liens entre l'éducation, la paix et la sécurité.

 

Naciones Unidas Consejo de Seguridad Resolución 2601 (2021) - la protección de la educación en los conflictos armados

El 29 de octubre de 2021, los 15 miembros del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU adoptaron una resolución unánime, aclamada como la primera de este tipo, que condena los ataques contra escuelas, niños y maestros e insta a las partes en conflicto a salvaguardar de inmediato el derecho a la educación. Es importante destacar que la resolución hace explícitos los vínculos entre educación, paz y seguridad.

 

UN Security Council Resolution 2601 (2021) - the protection of education in armed conflict

On 29 October 2021, the 15-member UN Security council adopted a unanimous resolution, hailed as the first of its kind, which condemns attacks against schools, children and teachers and urges conflict parties to immediately safeguard the right to education. Importantly, the resolution makes explicit the links between education, peace and security. 

 

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The COVID-19 Pandemy and the right to education in Portguese speaking countries: challenges and confrontations in Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde and Mozambique

This report presents information collected in the scope of the Lusophone Network for the Right to Education (ReLus) on the situation of guaranteeing the right to education during the moment of emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is launched as part of the Brazilian Action Week for Education 2021 and intends to present a comparative exploratory study on the challenges faced in the context of different Portuguese-speaking countries and the emergency policies adopted.

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