Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Swaziland

CEDAW session 058 (2014)

(18 July 2014, CEDAW/C/SWZ/CO/1-2 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on initial/second report, paras. 30 and 31)

"While welcoming the introduction of free primary education and the high enrolment rates of girls in school, the Committee is concerned about the indirect costs of primary education. The Committee is also concerned at stereotypical choices of subjects and courses in education by girls who often avoid science courses. The Committee is further concerned about the; ...

d) lack of appropriate measures to criminalise corporal punishment and prevent its use in all settings, particularly in schools.

"The Committee recommends that the State party: ...

f) prohibit corporal punishment and adopt measures aimed at eliminating its use in all settings, particularly in schools, and promote the use of non-violent forms of disciplining."

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