The Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, this week on 14-15 February 2018. Ahead of the Summit, the Global Initiative is delighted to present a new report tracking progress on ending corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. These countries have committed to three to five years of accelerated action towards target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): “End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.”
The Solutions Summit aims to raise awareness of SDG 16.2, showcase solutions from around the world and celebrate successes so far in Pathfinding countries. This report, Ending legalised violence against children by 2030: Progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in Pathfinder countries, highlights the centrality of ending corporal punishment to achieving SDG 16.2 and related targets and for each Pathfinding country, it sets out:
- The current legal status of corporal punishment, any changes needed to achieve full prohibition, and any current opportunities for law reform;
- Whether the government has committed to achieving prohibition;
- Any prevalence data and examples of good practice;
- Relevant recommendations from UN and regional treaty monitoring bodies.