What is EMUS?
Around the world, armies and rebel groups are taking over schools and universities, turning safe places of learning into places of war. In classrooms, soldiers sleep and store weapons. In school offices, they detain and torture suspects. Playgrounds become training grounds. School grounds become battlegrounds.
Students from around the world are calling for an end to the military use of schools.
EMUS Campaign Video
End Military Use of Schools (EMUS) Resources
Education Under Attack 2014 Video
Malala Yousafzai’s United Nations Speech on July 16, 2013
On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager, was shot twice in the head for standing up for her right to education. It was really a shot heard around the world, and we all feared for her life and then for her recovery from such a near fatal gun shot. Amazingly, Malala recovered so well, she not only returned to school in her new home in England, but she also accepted an invitation to speak at a special session of the United Nations on July 16, this past summer, on her 16th birthday.
Learn more on the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack’s website.