In conflicts around the world, female students and educators suffer horrific acts of violence within their schools and universities, including rape, forced marriage, and sexual slavery. Attacks on education have a devastating impact on all students and teachers, but they can have particularly debilitating long-term consequences for girls and women, including early pregnancy, stigma associated with sexual violence and children born from rape, and lost education. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) has published a report – ‘”It is Very Painful to Talk About” Impact of Attacks on Education on Women and Girls’ – which details extensive research, including interviews with country and regional experts and a review of secondary data sources.
Download the full report.
Download the executive summary.