Attack against girls' education on the rise

Gathering to promote the rights of girls and education (2012). Photo: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok

Attacks against girls seeking an education persist and even appear to be on the rise in some countries, a new study by the UN Human Rights Office has found.

An estimated 3,600 separate attacks against educational institutions, teachers and students were recorded in 2012 alone, the report says.

In addition, attacks on schools have taken place in at least 70 different countries

Veronica Birga, Chief of the Women's Human Rights and Gender Section has been speaking to Daniel Johnson.

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