Safe Schools: An Education Free from Violence

It is quite unbelievable that children may be scared to come to school because their teacher may beat them for ‘petty’ indiscipline, or be bullied on the way to school or in school. We have to take school violence, of any description,seriously.

[BRIEFING] Safe Schools: An Education Free from Violence
TheirworldEvery child in the world has the right to an education without fear of violence or attack. Every school should be a safe place for children to learn, play and fulfil their potential.

But every year millions of children and young people have their education disrupted – by conflicts, direct attacks on schools, military occupation of schools, sexual abuse, bullying and other forms of violence. Each of these is an attack on the future of children, an attack on hope itself.

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[REPORT] Summary Report on Activities 2016-2017
Scholars at Risk Network (SAR)

The Summary Report on Activities is the first installment outlining SAR’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, and research & learning (values-promotion). A financial summary indicating increasing demand for SAR’s work and services is also included.

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Life Skills and Citizenship Education,

 

[REPORT] Life Skills and Citizenship Education, Regional Launch Report
UNICEF MENA

We are pleased to share the report of the regional launch of the Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) Conceptual and Programmatic Framework. The report provides an overview of key messages and outcomes of the launch, drawing on the presentations and panel discussions.

On 10 October 2017, UNICEF and partners launched the LSCE Conceptual and Programmatic Framework (CPF), a roadmap to guide policies, strategies and programmes on life skills and citizenship education supporting the region-wide efforts to provide children and youth with opportunities to learn, transition from childhood to adulthood, move from school to work settings, and become responsible and active citizens of their communities.

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Fighting female genital mutilation: Education matters

There are approximately 45 million girls of primary and secondary school age not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa according to the UIS – more than in any other region. Our 2017/8 report showed that across 18 countries in the region, gender-based violence, as measured by intimate partner violence, early marriage and female genital mutilation, […]

via Fighting female genital mutilation: Education matters — World Education Blog

“Education is far too important to be left solely to the government or educational institutions”

“I believe that it is no longer enough for us to pay lip service to education; now is the time to insist on transparency and accountability in education,” said Victoria Ibiwoye, youth representative of the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee from Nigeria. Less than five days after the launch of the youth version of the […]

via “Education is far too important to be left solely to the government or educational institutions” — World Education Blog

War is Driving Girls Out of School

War is Driving Girls Out of SchoolHeather Barr, Human Rights Watch’s Women’s Rights Division

““There were two bombs in the school,” said 16-year-old Malalai, describing an attack in January 2016 against her girls’ school in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. She said the Taliban had left a letter in the schoolyard: “They said they put the bombs because you haveto stop sending your girls to school.” Acid attacks. Kidnapping. “Night letters” threatening students and teachers. Improvised explosive devices. Gunfire. Schools closed for girls above fifth grade. Insurgents censoring the curriculum. Girls’ schools closed completely.

These are just some of the barriers girls in Afghanistan face in trying to get an education. Afghanistan is one of at least 10 countries that has faced targeted attacks against girls’ education in recent years. …”

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Teachers are central to any effective response to school-related gender-based violence

Teachers are central to any effective response to school-related gender-based violence -GEM report

 

There are approximately 45 million girls of primary and secondary school age not going to school in sub-Saharan Africa according to the UIS – more than in any other region. Our 2017/8 report showed that across 18 countries in the region, gender-based violence, as measured by intimate partner violence, early marriage and female genital mutilation, […]

via Fighting female genital mutilation: Education matters — World Education Blog

More Than One-Half of Children and Adolescents Are Not Learning Worldwide

Following the recent World Bank report describing how many children and young people in school are not learning another report comes to similar conclusions -education systems are failing too many young people. Quality of education must be the priority,not just access.

More Than One-Half of Children and Adolescents Are Not Learning Worldwide
UNESCO Institute for Statistics

More than 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels (MPLs) in reading and mathematics, according to new estimates from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

This paper presents the first estimates for a key target of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which requires primary and secondary education that lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes. By developing a new methodology and database, the UIS has produced a global snapshot of the learning situation facing children and adolescents who are in school and out. The data show the critical need to improve the quality of education while expanding access to ensure that no one is left behind. The paper also discusses the importance of benchmarking and the concept of minimum proficiency levels.

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