Attacks on Education in Afghanistan

This GCPEA briefing paper examines the increasing rates of children who are out of school in Afghanistan, despite the government's efforts to expand quality education. The ongoing conflict, increasing insecurity, and, specifically, attacks on education are among the main drivers behind this reversal in enrollment. 2018 saw attacks on students, teachers, and schools accelerate dramatically, particularly in areas of the country under the control of or contested by non-state armed groups. The use of schools for election-related purposes has also contributed to large numbers of attacks on education. The paper gives recommendations for how the Afghan government, non-state armed groups, and the international community can safeguard students and schools, to ensure the right to education for all.

Published 2019-04-15

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Publication year
2018
Region
South Asia
Country
Afghanistan
Our thematic areas
Basic Education

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Publication year
2018
Region
South Asia
Country
Afghanistan
Our thematic areas
Basic Education