Progress in Africa

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Regional publications

Progress in North Africa (Arabic, English, French) (2017)

Progress in West and Central Africa (English, French) (2017)

Update for the Day of the African Child (English, French) (2017)

Progress in East and Southern Africa (English only) (2016)

A series of booklets answering common questions about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including a booklet for children and one answering specific questions about corporal punishment in schools. Now available in 14 languages. 

 

News from Africa

Regional human rights

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) regularly calls on states to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment

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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found that legislation permitting flogging violates the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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The Arab Charter on Human Rights requires states to ensure the prohibition of all forms of violence by family members, particularly against women and children

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The Cairo Declaration on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Islamic Jurisprudence confirms the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children

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