Answers to frequently asked questions


Prohibiting all corporal punishment of children: Answers to frequently asked questions

Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children & Save the Children Sweden

Publication date

May 2019

Type of publication



Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, English, French, Hausa, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai and Vietnamese

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When we think about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children many questions arise, particularly in relation to the purpose of a legal ban and what prohibition will mean for parents and family life. This booklet aims to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and dispel common misperceptions about the reasons for prohibition and its impact on families.

It aims to give parents and carers, government officials and others working towards prohibition of corporal punishment the confidence to pursue legal reform and move a step closer to realising children’s right to protection from all forms of violence in all settings.

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