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Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries

Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries - July 2014

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

This briefing paper focuses specifically on targeted attacks on elementary and secondary education personnel and measures implemented to protect them. Education personnel include teachers, education officials, administrators, support staff of all types, and teacher trade union members. The paper addresses the scope, nature, and motives of attacks on education personnel; the impacts of attacks on teachers, the education system, and the larger society; and the range of measures that have been undertaken by communities, policymakers, advocacy groups, UN agencies, and teachers themselves to protect education personnel from attacks and prevent them from recurring.