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Global Initiative e-newsletter issue 34 (June 2016)

The global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this edition, we report on Mongolia’s recent law reform to prohibit all corporal punishment, the High Level Intergovernmental Conference “Towards Childhoods free from Corporal Punishment”, a new global campaign, and positive steps towards prohibition from 14 states around the world.…

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment at its latest session

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its concluding observations on states examined at its 72nd session held in May/June 2016, which include strong recommendations to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children.

  • To Bulgaria, the Committee urged the Government to ensure that the prohibition of corporal punishment is adequately monitored…

Updated review of research on the effects of corporal punishment

The evidence that corporal punishment is harmful to children, adults and societies is overwhelming. The Global Initiative's newly updated review of research on the impact of and associations with corporal punishment surveys this evidence.

The updated review covers the evidence from a major recent analysis

Resolution to speed progress to end all corporal punishment adopted at High Level Global Conference

Updated 10 June 2016

A High Level Global Conference “Towards Childhoods free from Corporal Punishment” was hosted by the Austrian Government in Vienna this week, 1 – 2 June 2016. The Conference – which followed the inaugural conference hosted by the Swedish Government in 2014 – marked the 10th anniversary of the presentation of the UN Study on Violence against Children to the General…

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