03 March 2014

Education Under Attack 2014

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) has released a 250 page report on attacks on schools and universities over the last five years. Thirty countries were highlighted for having significant number of attacks. Malaysia escaped.

"Attacks on higher education communities have been documented in armed conflicts, but many also occur under repressive regimes where armed conflict may not be present. Indeed, some of the most damaging attacks on higher education happen in situations where universities and their academics and students are perceived by repressive authorities as a ‘threat’ in a way that schools, teachers and pupils typically are not. As a result, they may be at heightened risk of individual attacks or campaigns comprising multiple attacks over an extended period, whether aimed at the isolation and persecution of a single target or the intimidation of the higher education community as a whole."

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