In September 2020, the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children (GI) will close, and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (End Violence Partnership) will take forward its work as the global advocacy lead for the comprehensive prohibition of corporal punishment.
For its 73rd session in July 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment: To Cabo Verde, which enacted a full ban in 2013, the Committee called upon the state to implement its national plan and develop measures to end corporal punishment in schools. To Guyana, […]
For its 72nd session in March 2019, the Committee issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment: To Antigua and Barbuda, the Committee expressed concern over the widespread practical and cultural acceptance of corporal punishment in schools. The Committee issued its first recommendation on the issue, recommending that the state explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools and provide education and training for teachers and parents […]
For its 84th session in March 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child travelled to Samoa to hold its first session outside Geneva. The Committee made recommendations on corporal punishment of children to all states examined: To the Cook Islands, the Committee expressed concern that corporal punishment is still legal in some settings, […]
During its 83rd session in January/February 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child made recommendations on corporal punishment of children to all states examined: To Belarus, the Committee called on the state to take urgent measures to tackle corporal punishment of children. It recommended that Belarus explicitly prohibit corporal punishment, in law and […]
At the Human Rights Committee’s 127th session in October/November 2019, the Committee issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment of children: The Committee urged the Czech Republic to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including the home, and to continue raising awareness of the harmful effects of corporal punishment and the existence of non-violent alternatives. […]