Friday, April 27, 2007

Education is increasingly under attack

UNESCO has published a new report on the occasion of Global Action Week (April 23-29) in favor of Education for All. The report is dedicated to Safia Ama Jan, who devoted her life to getting Afghan girls into school. She was shot and killed outside her home in Kandahar in September 2006.

Political and military violence targeting educational systems is depriving a growing number of children of the right to education, according to “Education under Attack”, a UNESCO report launched today at the Organization Headquarters in Paris.

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