Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rape in war zones takes huge toll on education

Français | Español The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched on March 1, warns that rape and other sexual violence are depriving millions of children of an education by keeping them in a climate of terror. … Continue reading

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Education failures fan the flames in the Arab world

Français | Español | العربية By Kevin Watkins, director, Education for All Global Monitoring Report No one could have predicted that, in the space of a few months, the death by self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian struggling to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Democracy, Developing countries, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Secondary school | 15 Comments

When schools become battlegrounds

Français | Español | العربية Two studies released this week highlight the grim reality that is increasingly dominating conflict zones – and taking a terrible toll on education, as we describe in the forthcoming 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Child soldiers, Conflict, Developing countries, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 1 Comment

Education and conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: a deadly spiral

Français | Español | العربية The political upheaval in Côte d’Ivoire is taking a heavy toll on education, especially in the north, illustrating starkly the devastating impact conflict can have on learning opportunities – and the vicious circle in which … Continue reading

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Forced to flee – and deprived of a decent education

Français | Español | العربية When conflict forces people to flee their homes, the chances of their children getting a decent education suffer a huge blow, our new report finds. The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched on … Continue reading

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Education doesn’t save lives, so why should we care?

Français | Español The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education, the 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, will be launched on March 1. Patricia Justino, a member of the report’s Conflict Advisory Group, looks at the long-term harm that results … Continue reading

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