Global Initiative e-newsletter issue 31 (June 2015)

The global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this edition, the Global Initiative reports on European rulings compelling Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium and the Czech Republic to prohibit all corporal punishment, progress and positive steps towards prohibition in seven states and worrying backward steps in Singapore […]

Independent evaluation of the Global Initiative

The report of an independent evaluation of the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children is available here. The evaluation was funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), supported by the Oak Foundation. The evaluation was carried out, and the report written, by Carol Bower, an independent children’s rights consultant based in […]

New global report on prohibiting corporal punishment in schools

More than 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and nearly a decade since the recommendation of the UN Study on Violence against Children to urgently prohibit all corporal punishment, a staggering number of laws are still in force authorising violent punishment of children in schools and setting […]

Continuing the drive towards prohibition in Latin America – updated briefing from the Global Initiative

Latin America is making remarkable progress towards prohibiting all corporal punishment of children. Eight of the 19 Latin American states have now enacted legislation which protects children from corporal punishment in all settings, including the home; prohibition is actively under discussion in others. And while globally just 9% of children are fully protected in law […]

New summary of faith support for prohibition worldwide

Faith-based support is an integral part of the global movement for prohibition of corporal punishment of children. Universal and religious values of compassion, justice, equality and non-violence transcend the­ological and denominational differences and form a basis for multi-religious cooperation towards eliminating violence against children. Growing numbers of religious communities and organisations regard ending legalised violence […]

New handbook for worship and gatherings

The Churches’ Network for Non-violence and the Global Initiative are delighted to announce the long anticipated publication of the new handbook, Ending corporal punishment of children – a handbook for worship and gatherings. This substantial new resource offers a variety of tools to support a faith-based approach to the prohibition of corporal punishment and the fostering […]

Global Initiative e-newsletter issue 30 (March 2015)

Two more states – Andorra and Benin – have achieved full prohibition of corporal punishment of children since the last Global Initiative newsletter in December 2014, bringing the total number of states to 46 (seven in Africa, 28 in Europe). In this newsletter, the Global Initiative reports on these developments and more, including a European […]