Global progress towards non-violent childhoods: putting prohibition of corporal punishment of children into practice

Date: Jun 04, 2021
Time: 8am New York
Address: Online
Organizer: End Violence Partnership

Corporal punishment – always a breach of children’s human rights – is the most common form of violence against children. Its very widespread social acceptance means that a level of violence in childrearing is normalised, entrenching children’s low status in society and paving the way for other forms of violence and mistreatment. It is associated with a wide range of short and long-term negative impacts, both for the individual and society as a whole.

These two high-level conferences make the case for accelerating progress towards universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment – as a human rights obligation and a moral imperative, but also as an effective and essential foundation for ending all violence against children.

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