(HRW) – Britain’s main political parties will disagree strongly on many issues in this election campaign. But there is broad consensus amongst them on retaining a substantial development budget and on using aid money to get more children into school in poorer countries, especially girls. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson recently highlighted “the appalling truth that 61 million girls …are deprived of an education worldwide,” and pledged ongoing British investment in education overseas. Other parties have made similar commitments. But none have addressed a major factor that prevents access to education in places like Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Somalia – attacks on schools and the use of schools by armed groups.