In conflicts around the world, schools, students, and teachers are under attack. When schools are destroyed or students and teachers are threatened, children often drop out of school and don’t come back.
Today marked the official launch of the Stop Killer Robots campaign - a new international coalition of nongovernmental organizations that calls for a preemptive and comprehensive ban on fully autonomous weapons.
Newly released satellite imagery analysis shows the systematic destruction of large swaths of the Libyan town of Tawergha by arson and targeted demolitions after the fighting there had stopped in mid-2011. The analysis identified 1,690 destroyed structures after the cessation of hostilities.
Almost half of South Sudanese girls between ages 15 and 19 are married, some as young as age 12. An egregious violation of women and girls’ human rights, child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates the country’s high levels of poverty, low levels of literacy, pronounced gender gaps in education, and soaring rates of maternal mortality—currently among the highest in the world.