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Domestic violence and corporal punishment – new leaflet from the Global Initiative

The Commission on the Status of Women meets in March for its 59th session, during which it will examine global progress towards addressing violence against women in the 20 years since the adoption in 1995 of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. During those two decades, 39…

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in all settings

 At its 68th session in January 2015, the Committee on the Rights of the Child raised the issue of corporal punishment of children with the Governments of all the states being examined and made the following comments and recommendations in its concluding observations:

  • To…

African Committee recommends prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings

Following its 24th session in December 2014, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child recommended to states that corporal punishment be prohibited in all settings. To Guinea, the Committee recommended that:

“the State Party bans corporal punishment in all settings; undertake measures to effectively punish the authors of violence…

States receive recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment at the UPR 21st session

Of the 14 states examined in the 21st session of the Universal Periodic Review in January 2015, three have already achieved law reform to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including the home (click on the name of the state for full details):

Kenya

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