Following a high-level conference on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment held between 15-16 November in Stockholm, Sweden, the Non-Violent Childhoods program has released a set of technical guidance reports promoting the positive and non-violent treatment of children, with guidance and tools on how to achieve it.
The conference marked the work of the Baltic Sea Region, recognized globally as a model region for having prohibited corporal punishment in all settings in ten out of its eleven countries.
Non-Violent Childhoods has released six guidance reports, providing valuable learning on how a society might overcome the use of corporal violence against children. Areas covered in the reports include: implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment, awareness-raising campaigns to end corporate violence, service provision that promotes non-violence in childhood, positive parenting strategies, step-by-step guides on prohibiting corporal punishment in domestic settings, and measuring results and tracking progress.
In addition to presentations from high-level speakers and the promotion of the guidance reports, the conference featured a video message from Howard Taylor, Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.