When wars break out, international attention and media reporting invariably focus on the most immediate images of human suffering. Yet behind these images is a hidden crisis. Across many of the world's poorest countries, armed conflict is destroying not just school infrastructure, but the hopes and ambitions of generations of children.
The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education documents the devastating effects of armed conflict on education. It examines the widespread human rights abuses keeping children out of school. The Report challenges an international aid system that is failing conflict-affected states, with damaging consequences for education. It warns that schools are often used to transmit intolerance, prejudice and social injustice.
This ninth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report calls on governments to demonstrate greater resolve in combating the culture of impunity surrounding attacks on schoolchildren and schools. It sets out an agenda for fixing the International aid architecture. And it identifies strategies for strengthening the role of education in peacebuilding.
The Report includes statistical indicators on all levels of education in more than 200 countries and territories. It serves as an authoritative reference for education policy-makers, development specialists, researchers and the media.
Also available in the Education on the Move series
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2012 Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2010 Reaching the marginalized
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2009 Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2008 Education for All by 2015 - Will we make it?
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2005 The Quality Imperative
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2003/4 Gender and Education for All: the Leap to Equality
Education for All Global Monitoring Report - 2002 Education for All - Is the World on Track?