Submissions to treaty bodies and others

The Global Initative prepares submissions to treaty monitoring bodies and other international and regional human rights mechanisms to inform discussions and the drafting of key documents on the immediate need and obligation to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children. The submissions listed here are grouped by the following themes:

 

Corporal punishment and domestic violence

Prohibiting corporal punishment of girls and boys – a key element in ending gender-based violence, submission on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s draft update to General Recommendation No. 19 on accelerating elimination of gender-based violence against women, August 2016

Prohibiting violent punishment of girls and boys – a key element in ending family violence, March 2015 (briefing prepared for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women)

Corporal punishment of children and domestic violence: making the links visible, Submission to CEDAW Committee, July 2014 

 

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Rights of the girl child

Prohibiting and eliminating violent punishment of girls: a key element in guaranteeing the health and safety of women and girls worldwide, Submission to the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice for its research on discrimination against women in relation to their right to health and safety, August 2015

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of girls with disabilities, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on its draft General comment on Article 6: Women with disabilities, July 2015

Submission to the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice’s call for submissions on Good Practices in the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Family and Cultural Life, July 2014 

Ending violent punishment of girls: essential for their right to education, Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s half-day of general discussion on girls’/women’s right to education, June 2014 

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of girls with disabilities, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the half day of general discussion on women and girls with disabilities in April 2013 

Ending violent punishment of girls: A key element in the global challenge to all violence against women and girls, February 2013 (briefing prepared for the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women)

Access to justice and ending violent punishment of girls, Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for the general discussion on access to justice, February 2013 

Prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment of children – a key element of state responsibility for eliminating violence against women and girls, Submission to the study of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, on state responsibility for eliminating violence against women, October 2012 

Prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment of girls – a key element in the global challenge to all violence against women and girls, September 2012 

Ending lawful assault of children – a foundation for eliminating sexual exploitation and abuse, Briefing in preparation for the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children, 25-28 November 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (also available in SpanishPortugueseRussian and French)

 

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Rights of children with disabilities

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of girls with disabilities, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on its draft General comment on Article 6: Women with disabilities, July 2015

Corporal punishment: a barrier to education for children with disabilities, Submission to the OHCHR study on the right to education of persons with disabilities, September 2013 

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of girls with disabilities, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the half day of general discussion on women and girls with disabilities in April 2013 

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of children with disabilities in Africa, Briefing for the Day of the African Child 2012 (also available in French)

Prohibiting and eliminating all corporal punishment of children with disabilities, Briefing for the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, September 2012 

 

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Rights of very young children

Prohibiting violent punishment of children: a key element of preventing the deaths of young children, Submission to the OHCHR for the preparation of technical guidance in relation to Human Rights Council resolution 24/11, January 2014 

 

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The right to education

Prohibiting corporal punishment of children: a vital first step in protecting children from bullying in schools and other settings, Submission to the UN Secretary-General’s report on protecting children from bullying, September 2015

Corporal punishment as a barrier to realising children’s right to educationSubmission to the Secretary-General’s report to the General Assembly on the rights of the child (the right to education), March 2015

Prohibition of corporal punishment: a key element in realizing the right to education for persons with disabilities, Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities, March 2015 

Ending violent punishment of girls: essential for their right to education, Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s half-day of general discussion on girls’/women’s right to education, June 2014 

Prohibiting corporal punishment of children in schools – A requirement to realizing children’s right to education in Africa, Briefing for the Day of the African Child 2014 (also available in French)

Corporal punishment: a barrier to education for children with disabilities, Submission to the OHCHR study on the right to education of persons with disabilities, September 2013 

 

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The right to health

Ending corporal punishment: a key element in preventing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and children, Comments on Draft One of the WHO global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multi-sectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children, October 2015

Prohibiting and eliminating violent punishment of girls: a key element in guaranteeing the health and safety of women and girls worldwide, Submission to the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice for its research on discrimination against women in relation to their right to health and safety, August 2015

Prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment: a key health issue in addressing violence against children, Response to the WHO draft global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multi-sectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children, May 2015

Prohibiting all corporal punishment of children in Africa – A key element in eliminating harmful social and cultural practices, Briefing for the Day of the African Child 2013 (also available in French)

Corporal punishment and children’s rights to health, Submission to the OHCHR Study on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, September 2012 

 

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Rights in juvenile justice settings

Submission to the discussion day on “Access to justice for children” in preparation for the OHCHR’s report, March 2014 

Submission to OAS survey on the rights of persons deprived of liberty, June 2010 

 

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Corporal punishment and youth

Submission on the development of the Secretary General’s Action Plan on YouthJuly 2012

 

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Corporal punishment and development

 

Prohibition of violent punishment of children: a critical step towards fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Briefing prepared by the Global Initiative for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2016

Comments on draft SDSN report Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals, March 2014

Submission for The World We Want consultation, March 2014

 

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Corporal punishment and international migration

Ending violent punishment of children as an essential element of protecting their right to physical integritySubmission to the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and the Committee on the Rights of the Child Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration, February 2016

 

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