Latest publications

Our annual global report tracking progress towards ending corporal punishment of children

Report of the high level global conference on corporal punishment held in Malta in 2018

Global update on ending corporal punishment in schools, and tool to support action

A short guide to effective law reform to prohibit corporal punishment of children

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A series of booklets answering common questions about prohibiting corporal punishment, with versions for children and focused on schools. Also available in online format. Browse

Global progress publications

Annual global reports and a series of special global reports tracking progress towards universal prohibition Browse

Regional progress publications

Briefings examining progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in particular regions across the world Browse

Resources on law reform

A range of handbooks, guides and briefings to help you achieve law reform and support campaigning for prohibition of corporal punishment Browse

Thematic publications

Ending corporal punishment in the context of the SDGs and children's rights in relation to health, education and juvenile justice. Browse

Positive discipline resources

A range of resources for promoting positive, non-violent discipline among parents, teachers, professionals and children Browse


Summaries of research on the negative effects associated with corporal punishment and the positive impact of prohibition Browse


Global, African (in English and French) and Caribbean newsletters shared by the Global Initiative 3-4 times per year Browse

Useful links

Key external documents and websites for advocating prohibition of corporal punishment (not published by the Global Initiative) Browse