(All Africa) – Fifteen-year-old “Sophie” was a student in the Central African Republic when the Seleka, the armed group of mostly Muslim fighters that had ousted the previous government, threatened to kill the students and teachers at her school. The school shut down. When Sophie, whose name we changed for her protection, spoke with Human Rights Watch researchers, she lamented the loss of her education, “I want to be a teacher, but without the school I can’t realize my dream,” she said. She is not alone– millions of children around the world are denied an education because of war.