Since 2001, the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children worked to end corporal punishment, advocating for full and comprehensive law reform to prohibit violent discipline, raising awareness about the issue, and monitoring law reform and other developments worldwide.
In September of 2020, the Global Initiative's work was taken forward by the End Violence Partnership. End Violence is maintaining key elements of the Global Initiative's work, allowing for the continuation of essential advocacy to ensure all children are protected from violent discipline. Learn more here.
We work as a catalyst to end all corporal punishment worldwide by:
- Conducting and supporting national, regional and international advocacy with accurate information and tailored technical resources, guidance and assistance
- Providing an up to date and comprehensive knowledge hub with evidence on the legal status of corporal punishment, its prevalence and effects and tools to secure its elimination
- Providing technical assistance to governments and civil society, supporting them to prohibit and eliminate corporal punishment
- Supporting a global movement of almost 2,000 partners and supporters covering all continents
Dr Howard TaylorExecutive Director, End Violence Partnership
Howard Taylor is Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, an innovative public-private partnership launched by the UN Secretary-General. Learn more about End Violence at end-violence.org.
Sonia Vohito (PhD)Legal Policy Specialist
Sonia worked for the Global Initiative for 11 years as Africa Project Coordinator. In this role, she promoted law reform and supported national campaigns across Africa. In 2020, Sonia joined the End Violence Partnership as Legal Policy Specialist. She is based in New York, USA.
Bess HerbertAdvocacy Specialist
Bess worked for the Global Initiative for 10 years, leading work in Asia and the Pacific, supporting national campaigns and international advocacy. In 2020 Bess joined the End Violence Partnership as Advocacy Specialist for the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment. She is based in London, UK.