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Update from Nigeria: Launching the Safe Schools Initiative

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Ten days ago, I met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Paris and we agreed that the families of the kidnapped girls had a right to know now that, if and when the girls are released, they will be able to have a safe school where they can study. And millions of Nigerian boys and girls who go to school in fear of another Boko Haram attack now also desperately need the reassurance that everything is being done to make their schools safe. So this week, a Safe Schools Initiative has been launched by the Nigerian Government and international aid agencies with the aim of making schools more secure for Nigerian children and to help end a situation where 10.5 million Nigerian girls and boys do not go to school.

Schools Are Not Weapons of War -- in Nigeria or Elsewhere

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The Boko Haram pattern of behavior makes it all the more important that the safe schools initiative launched by Nigerian business leaders last week gets off the ground quickly. While Boko Haram are a small extremist faction with limited demographic reach, it will take a tougher approach to school security and safety to reassure girls' parents and teachers that their school in the northern states is safe enough to attend. That is why foreign governments are now offering financial support for security guards and for proper fortifications and security equipment to give any school threatened by a terrorist attack the best possible chance of surviving it intact.

Nigerian Kidnapping Highlights Dangers Girls Worldwide Face In Going To School. Here's What You Can Do

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian students has sparked international outrage and has underscored the risks millions of girls across the globe face...

Nigeria Orders The Closures Of 85 Schools

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — School officials and teachers say Borno state government has ordered the closure of all high schools amid fears of attacks...

Nigerian Local Government Confronts Child Abandonment

Enuma Chigbo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Enuma Chigbo

Sometimes in addition to poverty, teenage pregnancies do emanate from cultural issues.