What works to end corporal punishment of children? How can laws banning corporal punishment become a reality for children?
Bragi Guðbrandsson, Icelandic member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child discusses how the Committee works to end corporal punishment and how national and international organisations can support the Committee in its role.
In the discussion the following points are made:
- Corporal punishment represents a threat to the very core of the human rights of children; it threatens their dignity and integrity and it belittles the child.
- Research has demonstrated harmful consequences to the child, particularly to their mental health, which can last into adulthood and may even be life threatening to the individual.
This is the third video released in our series, Ensuring Non-violent Childhoods. You can view the entire playlist here:
The videos were filmed at the High-level Conference on Implementing the Prohibition of Corporal Punishment: Achievements in the Baltic Sea Region, Stockholm, 15-16 Nov 2018.