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IDS Policy Briefing 184

Student Wellbeing in Contexts of Protracted Violent Conflict

Published on 14 September 2021

In contexts of protracted violent conflict, school environments play a key role in children’s psychological, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Research by the REALISE education project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) provides a better understanding of how violent conflict penetrates schools; the relationship between school staff, students, parents, and the local community; and the role of children’s social entourage. It identifies key considerations for education projects operating in these contexts and how they can best support the wellbeing of children, including those who are extremely isolated or experience marginalisation on the basis of gender or minority status.

This briefing is also available in French: Bien-être des étudiants dans les contextes de conflit violent prolongé.

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Marchais, G.; Gupta, S. and Brandt, C. (2021) 'Student Wellbeing in Contexts of Protracted Violent Conflict', IDS Policy Briefing 184, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/IDS.2021.055

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Image of Gauthier Marchais
Gauthier Marchais

Research Fellow

Image of Sweta Gupta
Sweta Gupta

Research Officer

Image of Cyril Brandt
Cyril Brandt

Honorary Associate

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
doi
10.19088/IDS.2021.055
issn
1479-974X
language
English

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