A Step-by-Step Guide to Non-violent Childhoods

A Step-by-Step Guide on implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child to achieve an end to corporal punishment

Pub. Nov 23, 2018 Published November 23, 2018

Prohibition of corporal punishment in law is the essential foundation for reducing its use, but alone, it is not enough to free children from violence. Prohibition must be implemented effectively, including through society-wide measures aimed at changing social norms and attitudes around violence in child-rearing. While making the legal prohibition of corporal punishment a reality takes time and requires investment, experience also shows that it is possible.