Progress in the Middle East





Regional campaigns against corporal punishment

Human Rights Watch Index on Corporal Punishment for the Middle East and North Africa Visit website

Regional publications

A series of booklets answering common questions about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including a booklet for children and one answering specific questions about corporal punishment in schools. Now available in 14 languages. 


News from the Middle East

Regional human rights

The Arab Charter on Human Rights requires states to ensure the prohibition of all forms of violence by family members, particularly against women and children

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The Cairo Declaration on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Islamic Jurisprudence confirms the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children

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