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How to Make Schools Safe for Children -- Even Where Terrorist Groups Roam

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

ISLAMABAD -- Even in the world's most dangerous places we must now establish the right of all children to schooling and make a new idea of "education without borders" a reality.

Schools Should Be Safe Havens and Places of Learning Not Theaters of War

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Schools should be safe havens for children and places for learning and should never become theaters of war. At the UN in September, there will be pressure on every country to adopt military guidelines that include rules of engagement preventing schools -- like hospitals -- from being militarized or used as instruments for waging war in conflicts or civil wars. But the need is now urgent and immediate.

More Than 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls STILL MISSING

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

By Felix Onuah ABUJA, June 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants ...

U.S. and U.K. Should Provide Satellite and Surveillance Technology to Free Boko Haram's Kidnapped Girls

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Tackling this terrorist threat demands that we help locate girls who are now in captivity and show Boko Haram that their actions will be met with reprisals. Surveillance and other equipment has to be made available to the Nigerian authorities to root the terrorists out -- but we must also make sure that schools are safe for children to attend. A new 'safe schools' initiative is desperately needed in Nigeria with measures that include guards to reassure worried parents that schools are secure.