New booklets answer frequently asked questions about prohibiting corporal punishment!

The Global Initiative and Save the Children Sweden are delighted to present a new series of three booklets which provide answers to the questions that arise when we think about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children. The booklets aim to give parents and carers, government officials, education professionals and others the confidence to support and pursue legal reform and move a step closer to realising children’s right to protection from all forms of violence in all settings.

The first booklet answers the most frequently asked questions and dispels common misperceptions about the reasons for a legal ban and its impact on families; the second booklet aims to answer these questions in a way that is accessible to children and young people; and the final booklet answers questions that relate specifically to prohibition of corporal punishment in schools, and clarifies the key issues involved for educators and learners.

The booklets are available to download now in the following languages:





They will also shortly be available in Arabic, Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Portuguese and Thai. If you would like to discuss translating these booklets into your working language, please contact us at