Students, Schools Under Attack Despite Landmark UN Resolution
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A view of a damaged classroom in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, November 7, 2022.
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Two years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted a groundbreaking resolution to safeguard education during wartime. The resolution called on governments to both prevent and address attacks on schools and other educational facilities, including through their national laws. Still, millions of children in conflict zones are under threat of attack and denied an education.
The current hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups are a reminder that authorities should translate expressions of support into action to better protect students, teachers, and educational facilities.
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) alarmingly showed …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch