When we arrived in the camp, my friends and I were very happy to go to school every day. But we started being afraid to go because some armed people used to come and attack our school and take some girls away. Now we are not regularly in school.
Sarata, 14, internally displaced girl in Burkina Faso
Source: Plan International, 2020
Protect our education: Making schools in conflict safer for girls
Plan International is calling for increased focus on the ways in which women and girls are affected by attacks on education. In a newly released advocacy brief they detail the disproportionate gender disparity in education access in conflict settings.