Gender, Education and Peacebuilding Brief
Emerging issues from ‘Learning for Peace'
Millions of children are affected by violent conflict and insecurity worldwide. As they face increasing and protracted crises, UNICEF is committed to helping children live in peace, free from violence and fear. This requires exploring new approaches and investing in programmes that address underlying risk and build resilience to reduce children's vulnerability to violent conflict. This brief is intended to inform policy discussions among education and peacebuilding actors on relevant gender considerations across both fields.
It provides an introduction to the issues and serves as a precursor to the ‘Update Brief' to be published 2016. The update will outline evidence generated under ‘Learning for Peace' – the four year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy programme implemented in 2011–2016, in partnership between UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of 14 participating countries and other key supporters.