Promoting law reform to prohibit all corporal punishment of children in Indonesia

The Indonesian Alliance for the Elimination of Violence against Children (Aliansi Penghapusan Kekerasan terhadap Anak) in partnership with the Global Initiative, and with funding from the INSPIRE fund, held a workshop on “Promoting and achieving law reform to prohibit all corporal punishment of children in Indonesia”.

The workshop took place on 8-10 April 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and involved civil society children’s organisations and Government representatives. Over the course of three days participants received training on the seven INSPIRE strategies to end violence against children, and definitions, research and challenges in prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment of children. The workshop culminated in the development of a national strategy to achieve prohibition of corporal punishment.

Indonesia became a Pathfinding country with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children in 2016. This committed the Government to taking accelerated action towards the elimination of all forms of violence against children. The Global Initiative will continue to provide support to our national partners on the issue of prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment in Indonesia.

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