Promoting the Rights of Children in the Midst of Armed Conflict
In conflicts worldwide, students, teachers, and schools are not just caught in the crossfire; they are also intentionally targeted as a tactic of war. Schools have been rocketed, set on fire, and used for military purposes; teachers have been threatened and killed because they teach or for what they teach; students have been abducted by armed groups or injured and killed in direct attacks on their classrooms.
Davidson College alumna Zama Coursen-Neff ’93, executive director of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, will speak about how these attacks affect children and the efforts of Human Rights Watch to protect schools, teachers and students in armed conflict.
This lecture is part of the Ethics Forum series hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics at Davidson College. This event is free and open to the public.