New briefing examines progress towards prohibition of corporal punishment in West and Central Africa

The Global Initiative and Save the Children are delighted to present a new briefing examining progress towards prohibition of all violent punishment of children in West and Central Africa. Designed to support national action, the briefing sets out what needs to be done to achieve prohibition in each state and highlights any immediate opportunities for reform. The adoption of commitments to end all violence against children – including specifically corporal punishment – in Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040 and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide additional and immediate contexts for focussing attention on fulfilling this most fundamental obligation under human rights law.

Read the briefing in English and French.


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