Has the government made steps to implement the Safe Schools Declaration by incorporating the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict into national law and/or policies

Steps in implementing the Safe Schools Declaration and incorporating the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict demonstrate the state’s commitment in safeguarding the right to education. Measures could include, for example, revising national policies and practices, including incorporating specific guidelines into military doctrine, operational orders, military manuals, etc. 

Has the state endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict?

The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment through which signatory States commit to protect education from attacks during armed conflict, including by endorsing and committing to implement the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.

Number of reported incidents of schools partially or completely closed, or not allowed to open, due to attacks on education

This indicator refers to the number of such incidents in the last 12 months, or during another designated time period. The indicator is common to two categories of attacks on education: attacks on schools and universities and/or other educational facilities and military use of schools and universities.

Number of out-of-school students due to military use of schools and/or universities to support military efforts

This indicator measures the number of out-of-school students due to military use of schools and/or universities. The total number is calculated by adding up the number of out-of-school children for each reported incident of military use of schools and/or universities.

 

Number of reported attacks on students, teachers and/or other educational personnel perpetrated by state armed forces

This indicator measures the total number of reported attacks on students, teachers and other educational personnel perpetrated by state armed forces in the last 12 months or during a designated period of time. It includes attacks committed at schools, universities or other educational facilities, or on the way to or from them. It is the sum of all reported incidents of attacks on students, teachers and other educational personnel perpetrated by a state’s armed forces (including government paramilitary forces).

Total number of reported military uses of schools and/or universities to support military efforts

This indicator measures the total reported number of schools partially or totally occupied by armed forces (governmental or non governmental) and used for military purposes, such as using educational facilities as bases or temporary shelters, fighting positions, weapons storage facilities, detention and interrogation centers and military training or drilling soldiers (GCPEA, 2020 Education under attack report).

Have schools and universities been used by military forces or non-state armed groups to support their military efforts?

This indicator includes situations where state armed forces or non-state armed groups partially or fully occupy schools or universities, and use them for purposes that support a military effort. This includes using educational facilities as bases or temporary shelters, fighting positions, weapons storage facilities, detention and interrogation centers and military training or drilling soldiers (GCPEA, 2020 Education under attack report).

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