Stand-Up for Love: A Youth-Led Dialogue to end Corporal Punishment in South East Asia

Date: Nov 19, 2022
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm (ICT), 2:00-4:00 pm PHT
Address: Online
Organizer: Love Does Not Hurt in partnership with the End Violence Partnership

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) Article 12 declares: "States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child".

It is in this spirit and principle that Love Does Not Hurt (LDNH), in partnership with Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and through the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Terre des Hommes Germany, holds a regional webinar entitled "Stand-Up for Love: A Youth-Led Dialogue to end Corporal Punishment in South East Asia".

This webinar is part of the regional online festival of Love Does Not Hurt Regional Project, a cultural campaign launched in January 2020, with four cultural/theatre and community-based organisations in Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Thailand implementing various creative activities that seek to contribute to ending the practice of corporal punishment.

LDNH asserts the significant role of children and youth, the direct recipients of Corporal or physical and humiliating punishment, to state their positions and forward "child-led" solutions to end the practice in their communities, in their own countries and in the region.

The regional webinar is organised as a platform for children and youth advocates representing Cambodia, Laos Philippines and Thailand to share and state their views on: why CP should be prohibited, and how it can be stopped and additionally, how can they be part in promoting the concepts and principles of positive discipline.