African e-newsletter issue 16 now available

In this edition of the African newsletter, we are pleased to announce that Cabo Verde has joined the list of states enacting legislation, which prohibits all corporal punishment of children including within the family. With Cabo Verde, there are now 6 African states prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all settings. We hope this newsletter […]

Bolivia becomes sixth Latin American state to prohibit all corporal punishment

On 17 July 2014, the President of Bolivia signed into law a new Children and Adolescents Code for the country. The Code explicitly prohibits all corporal punishment of children, including in the home. Article 146 provides for the “right to good treatment”, stating (unofficial translation): The child and adolescent has the right to good treatment, […]

New briefing for organisations promoting young children’s rights

The Global Initiative has produced a new briefing, “Young children’s right to an end to all violent punishment.” Young children are among the most likely to experience corporal punishment and are most vulnerable to its many negative effects. Yet despite widespread concern about violence against young children in the home and elsewhere, the legal and […]

Submission on ending discrimination against women in family life

The Global Initiative has made a 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. The Global Initiative has made a submission to the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and […]

Submission on ending discrimination against women in family life

The Global Initiative has made a 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. The submission highlights that prohibition of violent punishment of girls and boys is a key measure to end violence against […]

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition at 66th session

The 66th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child was held 26 May – 13 June 2014. The Committee reviewed progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in all the states examined and made the following observations and recommend: India. The Committee noted the prohibition of corporal punishment in education and […]