According, to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) 2011 Global Monitoring Report realeased March 1, Armed conflicts are robbing 28 million children of an education by exposing them to widespread rape and other sexual violence, Targeted by attacks on schools and other human rights abuses.
The report entitled" The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education", Warns that the world is not on track to achieve by 2015.
The six Education for All goals that over 160 countries signed up to in 2000 has made progress in many areas, but most of the goals will be widly missed- especially in regions immersed by conflict.
The Education for all Goals contribute to the global pursuit of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially MDG 2 on universal primary education and MDG 3 on gender equality in education, by 2015.
UNESCO Director-Gernal Irina Bolka, stated" armed conflict remains a major roadblock to human development in many parts of the world, yet its impact on education is widley neglected, The report domcuments the scale of the hidden root causes and offers solid proposals for change.
The report calls for the end to a culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence, with stronger monitoring of human rights violations affecting education, a more rigorous application of existing international law and the creation of an International Commission on Rape and Sexual Violence backed by the International Criminal Court.
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