Safe Schools Declaration: 66 countries but why not the UK?
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The safe school declaration is a global coalition to protect education from violence. It was established in 2010 and since then, 66 countries have joined the cause and we need the UK to support it too.
The mission statement for the committee is ‘We advocate for the protection of students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack.’ So it would make sense for the UK to be involved yet they are not. Do you think this is right?
Around the world, schools and universities are not only used to teach but are also used for military purposes. The government are usually attracted to schools due to their location, solid structure and facilities. Not only is it dangerous but it also disrupts learning as it provokes attacks from the opposition. For example, between 2005 and 2015 schools in countries such as Afghanistan were used in this way.
The safe school declaration provides protection to schools in conflicted countries, essentially they provide a safer environment for innocent students. They put in policies to guard teaching from attacks. As well as this, they try to monitor attacks to provide further safekeeping.
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