#ProtectSchools

Call on the UK to Protect Schools

ALL children should have the right to a safe education. However, around the world, schools are attacked or being occupied by military forces and armed groups in conflict zones. This endangers the lives of students and teachers and hundreds of thousands of children are denied their right to education.

By endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson can support a global effort to better protect schools during times of war. The UK armed forces already have some of the world’s strongest policies protecting schools from attack and military use and can lead by example. It's time Britain joined 71 other countries and endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration.

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What is the Safe Schools Declaration?

 

 

“Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide find their schools under attack or used by fighting forces to wage war,” said Zama Neff, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The Safe Schools Declaration provides a concrete way for countries to commit to protecting children’s education, even during armed conflict.”

ALL children have the right to a safe education.

Around the world, schools are attacked or being occupied by military forces and armed groups in conflict zones... Sports fields become battlefields. Classrooms become munitions rooms. This has a devastating effect on children. It endangers their lives, their teachers’ lives, and denies hundreds of thousands of children their right to education.
 
It is time we put an end to this threat!
 
The Safe Schools Declaration is a political commitment to protect education during armed conflict, ensuring a country’s future. So far,  71 countries have endorsed it. Many of the countries most affected by the problem of attacks on schools and military use of schools have joined the declaration, including Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. 

Who has signed so far?