IDS Policy Briefing 183

Improving Access to Education for Marginalised Girls in Conflict Areas

Published on 16 August 2021

A high proportion of out-of-school children across the world live in conflict-affected contexts.

To remove barriers to education for marginalised girls in those contexts, a key challenge is to understand the multiple and intersecting forms of marginalisation and their changing dynamics during violent conflict. Research from the REALISE education project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) identifies key considerations for education programmes for marginalised girls in conflict areas, such as inclusive education for girls and boys, links between education and peace-building, and extra-curricular activities to support social relationships.

This briefing is also available in French: Améliorer l’accès à l’éducation des filles marginalisées dans les zones de conflit.

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Marchais, G.; Gupta, S. and Brandt, C. (2021) 'Improving Access to Education for Marginalised Girls in Conflict Areas', IDS Policy Briefing 183, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/IDS.2021.053

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Gauthier Marchais

Research Fellow

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Sweta Gupta

Research Officer

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Cyril Brandt

Honorary Associate

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