Human Rights Watch Australia - Free Public Lecture
19 October, 2016
Melbourne Law School - Room 109
Law Students Society
Bede Sheppard, Children’s Rights Deputy Director, Human Rights Watch will present a Free Public Lecture on the topic ‘The World's Other Malala’s: Why Students, Teachers and Schools are Targeted in Today's Wars’.
Around the world, in places experiencing armed conflict, schools and universities are being transformed into a part of the battlefield. Students, teachers, and schools have been deliberately targeted for attack by armed groups. Armed forces have also taken over schools and universities and used them for military purposes, such as converting them into bases and barracks. The result is that students are forced to either stay at home and interrupt their education, or study alongside armed fighters while potentially in the line of fire.