CEDAW issues recommendations on corporal punishment at 73rd session

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, the Committee expressed concern on the state’s failure to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings and urged Guyana to do so.


Further information

  • For more information, see our detailed reports for Cabo Verde and Guyana.
  • For further information on the obligation to prohibit corporal punishment under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and to see the Committee’s recommendations in full, see the Global Initiative’s page on CEDAW.
  • For information on how you can support the campaign to protect all children from corporal punishment, visit our Get involved