Philippines President vetoes Positive Discipline Bill

We are disappointed to announce that the expected achievement of prohibition of all corporal punishment of children in the Philippines has hit a major obstacle. In December 2018 the Positive Discipline Bill finally passed third reading in both houses and was expected to be signed into law by the President early this year. However, on […]

We are recruiting: Development Manager

The Global Initiative is changing rapidly! We have worked for 17 years to secure support for our mission – to end violence against children through the universal prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment, the most pervasive and accepted form of violence against children. Since the UN published the global study on violence in 2006, […]

Committee Against Torture recommends prohibition in all settings at 65th session

At its 65th session in November-December 2018, the Committee Against Torture issued recommendations and observations on corporal punishment of children: In its opening statement to the Committee, the Maldives delegation declared that the President was committed to prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including in the home, and that the Government supported the new Protection of […]

CEDAW issues recommendations on corporal punishment of children

At its 71st session in October – November 2018, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued recommendations on corporal punishment of children: To the Bahamas, the Committee recommended the prohibition of corporal punishment of children in homes and schools as well as the strengthening of awareness-raising programmes promoting non-violent discipline. The Committee expressed […]

France : proposition de loi votée à l’Assemblée Nationale

English version follows Mis à jour le 3 décembre pour clarifier la nouvelle formulation et le statut actuel de la proposition de loi   La Global Initiative étend ses félicitations et remerciements à Maud Petit, pour son travail acharné et son dévouement à la cause, à Agnès Buzyn pour avoir transmis le soutien du gouvernement, […]

States receive recommendations on corporal punishment at UPR 31

The Universal Periodic Review’s 31st session finished on 16 November 2018. Most of the states which were under examination by the Working Group received recommendations on corporal punishment: Monaco supported several clear recommendations to adopt legislation explicitly prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all settings. Chad and Senegal gave mixed responses to recommendations on corporal […]