Transforming Education to Protect Children’s Rights in Emergencies and Crises
An Appeal for Global Action
This advocacy brief supports and expands on the G7 Call for International Cooperation to Protect Children’s Right to Education in Emergencies and Crises developed by the G7 2022 Education Advocacy Working Group and endorsed by a total of 65 individual organizations in addition to those represented by national education coalitions.
It further aims to build visibility, momentum, and stakeholder support for these issues in the lead-up to the United Nations Transforming Education Summit.
Safe, quality, transformative education is a foundation for peace, tolerance, human rights, sustainable development, and better futures. Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ambitious at its onset – is quickly becoming but a pipedream for many children around the world. It is paramount to urgently increase international cooperation to protect the right to education of children and learners from being disrupted by emergencies and crises like COVID-19, climate change, and conflict.
The following three interrelated pillars are central to this urgent need:
- Building resilient education systems,
- Increasing gender equality and reducing marginalization, and
- Upholding accountability and financing.