SAIEVAC progress briefing 2017


Progress towards prohibiting all corporal punishment of children in SAIEVAC member states

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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children & Save the Children

Publication date

May 2017

Type of publication




This briefing highlights the human rights imperative to prohibit all violent punishment of children in all member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and its apex body for children, the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC). It summarises progress so far towards prohibition in each state and what remains to be done. Aiming to promote national action for prohibition, it emphasises the many immediate opportunities for working to fulfil children’s right to protection in law from all corporal punishment in all settings – in particular, where states are currently reforming legislation related to children, and in relation to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and target 16.2 to end all violence against children.If you have questions or comments about this or any of our resources, contact us at