Safe schools

The CSO Movement for Safe Schools

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Safe schools, safe education and the International Conference on Safe Schools 2021 in Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, a signatory to the Safe School Declaration, on March 20th 2019 hosted the 4th International Conference on Safe Schools together with the Governments of Argentina, Norway and Spain. The Conference, which was held in Abuja, Nigeria between October 25-27, addressing a theme of Ensuring Safe Education for All: From Commitment to Practice brought together thousands education champions from around the world in-person and virtually to discuss safe schools. Education champions represented included Nigerian civil society organizations, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and the global development partners. Education CSOs participation was coordinated the Education in Emergencies Working Group Nigeria (EiEWGN), and Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) where lived experiences were presented in a CSO event. 

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African Safe Schools Activities
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Safe school activities by states

About 40 girls and 12 Teachers and parents including the Head of Association of Imams which comprises of 9 West African nations attended the session.

The session commenced with discussion on the safety of girls in schools. Madame Zeinabou Lawal Ma’adji of ONG Lumiere des Femmes et des Filles (LFF), a Maradi based NGO, interacted with the girls from some selected Secondary schools in Niger Republic about whether they feel safe in school and whether their parents would consider removing them from school due to the increasing attacks against schools.  Learn More



In the media

Date Of ActivityMediaHeadlineMediaLink
15/04/2021The Nation (Education)US embassy, DRPC support 100 English teachers on language translation in Kano
16/04/2021Punch (Education)US embassy, dRPC train 100 teachers in English translation
07/06/2021Daily Trust (Education)NIPSS, Edo SUBEB Partner On Basic Education Policy Formulation
10/06/2021AIT (GBV)GBV coverage by AIT
10/06/2021NTA (GBV)NTA media coverage NCWS
10/06/2021TVC (GBV)Regional Women Conference  Meeting Aims To Strengthen Economic Status Of Women
10/06/2021AIT (GBV)Forum Calls for Properly Run Women co-operative societies
10/06/2021Leadership (GBV)NUJ Condemns Attack On Journalists By DSS, Police In Abuja
10/06/2021Leadership (GBV)Aisha Buhari Asks States To Empower Women
10/06/2021AIT (GBV)10th June 2021 AIT GBV
10/06/2021Nairaland (GBV)dRPC Calls For Stronger Commitment In Fighting Gender-based Violence – Crime – Nairaland
10/06/2021The Guardian (GBV)Buhari gets indigenous handset as wife preaches gender inclusion
10/06/202121 Century chronicle (GBV)25% of married women in Nigeria physically abused – Report
11/06/2021The News Digest (GBV)DRPC Calls For Stronger Commitment In Fighting Gender-Based Violence In West Africa
11/06/2021Daily Nigerian (GBV)dRPC seeks stronger commitment in fighting gender-based violence in Africa
11/06/2021PR Nigeria (GBV)dRPC Calls for Stronger Commitment in Fighting GBV in West Africa
15/07/2021 21st CENTURY CHRONICLE (GBV)FG reiterates commitment to save girl child, gender-based violence+
16/07/2021The News Digest (GBV)Ending Child Marriage: FG reiterates commitment to save the girl child, other gender-based violence
16/07/2021The Guardian (GBV)Government tasks states on domestication of Child Rights Act
17/07/2021Leadership (GBV)Federal Govt Vows To End Child Marriage, Gender-based Violence
18/07/2021The Nation (GBV)FG, AU countries to end child marriage
19/07/2021Daily Nigerian (GBV)Nigerian govt committed to ending child marriage, gender-based violence – Minister
21/07/2021Punch (GBV)FG kicks against early marriage for girl child
28/08/2021Daily Post (PAWED)Women empowerment panacea for Nigeria’s problems – Pauline Tallen
15/10/2021Daily Trust (Education)DRPC, US Mark World Teachers Day In Kano
06/12/202121st Century Chronicle (GBV)Civil society groups want enhanced security for schools
06/12/2021NTA (GBV/Safe School)Safe schooling: Stakeholders discuss on security & safe learning environment
06/12/202121st Century Chronicle (GBV/Safe School)Civil society groups want enhanced security for schools
06/12/2021AIT (GBV/Safe School)AIT News: Safe schools-CSOs tasked to increase advocacy to end insecurity
06/12/2021NTA (GBV/Safe School)NTA News: Safe schooling: Stakeholders discuss on security & safe learning environment
09/12/2021The Nation (GBV/Safe School)CSOs cry out over FGC pupils, others abducted since June
09/12/2021The Nation (GBV/Safe School)Nipping bullying in the bud
09/12/2021Leadership (GBV/Safe School)CSOs Brainstorm On Insecurity In Schools
16/12/2021My School News (Education)Insecurity: As Gov’ts, Communities Strategizes To Make School Safe
13/01/2022Education Monitor News (Education)Joint dRPC, UNICEF Workshop Identifies New Major Threats to Girl Child Education
06/03/2022AIT (GBV-Safeschool)Education development: dRPC trains various stakeholders on Safe School Declaration
26/07/2022AIT (Safe School)Girl Child Education-Forum wants government to adopt plans with flexible implementation
10/09/2022Daily Trust (Safe School)‘One In Every Three Children In Nigeria Is Out Of School’
17/09/2022AIT (Safe School)Stakeholders on education hamper on safe school opening in Nigeria
27/10/2022Trust TV (PAWED/SafeSchool)Girl Child Development: Gender advocates demand safer school to curb early marriage
28/10/2022Arise TV (PAWED/Safe School)Importance of girl child education
10/11/2022Premium Times (FF)What Nigeria must do to end child marriages – Experts
13/11/2022The Nation (GBV-FF)AU set to fight child marriage
25/11/2022NTA (GBV/SS/FF)Education innovation summit: Four teachers rewarded at WATIP award ceremony in Lagos
06/12/2022NTA (GBV-FF)dRPC, FOMWAN, CADI and Al-Nas Consult ltd organizes a three-day GBV workshop for Hisbal officials
08/12/2022Leadership (GBV-FF)Group Trains Hisbah Commanders On GBV Issues In Kano (
08/12/2022NTA (GBV-FF)NTA media coverage on NCWS conference on GBV
08/12/2022AIT (GBV-FF)AIT media coverage on NCWS conference on GBV
08/12/2022Voice of Africa- Hausa (GBV-FF)Hisbah na fama da kalubalen warware matsalolin mata da yara rano
08/12/2022Trust TV (GBV-FF)Violence against women-Hisbah in Kano to apply Islamic Law to punish violators
08/12/2022Leadership (GBV-FF)