Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) has published their report “Education Under Attack 2020”.
GCPEA is an inter-agency coalition created in 2010 to resolve the issue of targeted attacks on education institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by armed conflict and insecurity.
In this report, GCPEA monitors the attacks on schools, universities, students, and staff between 2015-2019.
According to the report, there were more than 11.000 reported attacks, with casualties of 22.000 students and educators in at least 93 countries. The report covers 37 countries where at least ten attacks took place between 2015-2019.
GCPEA describes attacks on education as any threatened or actual use of force against students, teachers, academics, education support and transport staff (e.g., janitors, bus drivers), education officials, education buildings, resources, or facilities (including school buses). According to GCPEA, attacks on education kill or injure students or educators, lead to student dropouts and closures of educational facilities. Moreover, these attacks reduce academic quality and have catastrophic long-term societal impacts.
The full report has several parts such as attacks on schools, attacks on students & staff, military use of schools, child recruitment, sexual violence, attacks on higher education, and targeted attacks on girls and women. Each topic is explained elaborately for all 37 countries covered.
The organization offers a solution to these attacks by coming up with a list of recommendations for national governments, international agencies, and local civil society, including school and university communities.
You can find the full report at the following link: https://eua2020.protectingeducation.org/