New Resource: Best Practices to Support Girls’ Education in Conflict Zones
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 2:45 PM

The UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) has published a new resource that highlights promising practices to support girls’ education in areas of war and armed conflict. The publication, “Mitigating Threats To Girls’ Education in Conflict-Affected Contexts: Current Practice,” seeks to improve the poor educational outcomes for girls who live in conflict zones. The authors find that girls are much more likely to be out of school in areas of conflict as compared to stable areas and that, “insecurity and school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) combine with harmful stereotypes about the value of girls’ education to produce violations of girls’ rights to . . . education.”

UNGEI’s research looked at the primary threats to girls’ education in conflict zones and then reviewed the interventions that “positively contribute to overcoming these threats.” They also share “useful insights into how different types of programming contribute to improving girls’ access to education.”

Compiled from: Pereznieto, Paola and Magee, Arran, Mitigating Threats To Girls’ Education in Conflict-Affected Contexts: Current Practice, UNGEI (October 2017).