Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Timely and accurate monitoring and reporting of attacks on education is crucial for responding to attacks, for holding perpetrators accountable, and for seeking to prevent attacks from occurring in the first place. -Between 2013 and 2017, there were more than 12,700 cases in which schools or universities were attacked or used for military purposes, or in which students and educators were directly harmed, threatened, recruited into armed groups, or sexually abused. -These attacks occurred in at least 70 countries and harmed more than 21,000 students and educators. -Without information on where these attacks occur and why, or on who is harmed, it is almost impossible to provide assistance to victims, prevent them from occurring in the future, or encourage accountability. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) is engaged in several activities to improve monitoring and reporting on attacks on education and our understanding their trends and dynamics.


East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Türkiye, Ukraine, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Yemen

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2014 -


Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Other


  • School violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • Other

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Community leaders, Girls in school, Youth


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Other activities to address/end violence (not captured above)

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe channels/mechanisms for reporting violence

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Other