attacks on teachers
UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Sheldon Yett has said attacks on teachers are attacks on education. "If we fail to protect teachers from violence, it will be children who ultimately suffer," Yett said in a statement on Wednesday. Read: 266,000 grave violations against children verified in conflict situations: UNICEF UNICEF is "deeply concerned" about the recent series of attacks on teachers in Bangladesh, Yett said. "UNICEF stands with the country in condemning these attacks, and we call for the safety and security of teachers to be upheld." Teachers play a critical role in ensuring children’s right to education, Yett said. Read: Children want govt investment in education, health, protection: UNICEF "But to do their job – to teach students to think critically, grow to their fullest potential and be good human beings – they need to be able to teach without fear."