What Schools Can Do to Protect Education from Attack and Military Use
This paper is primarily intended for Ministries of Education, UN agencies, and international and local non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs) to support school-based actors, namely principals, teachers, school management committees, and community members to develop and strengthen approaches to planning and protecting education from attack and schools from military use at the school-level.
Seven school-based measures are described and each measure includes country examples and case studies, considerations regarding risks and challenges, as well as other lessons learned. Education actors considering implementing the school-based protection measures described in this paper should review all of the measures to assess the applicability to their own context, the risks involved, and the potential benefits. Measures must be adapted to meet the context-specific needs of each country or locale, and a conflict-sensitive approach to development and implementation adopted to ensure that measures "do no harm."