Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, session 45 (2010)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women's concluding observations to states examined in session 45 (18 January - 5 February 2010)

Botswana

(26 March 2010, CEDAW/C/BOT/CO/3, Concluding observations on initial-third report, paras. 31 and 32)

"... The Committee is ... concerned that corporal punishment is accepted in both school and home settings and constitutes a form of violence against children, including the girl child.

"... The Committee recommends that the State party explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including through awareness-raising campaigns aimed at families, the school system and other educational settings."

In this session

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