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Ensuring Non-violent Childhoods: Guidance on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in domestic settings

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Ensuring Non-violent Childhoods: Guidance on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in domestic settings

Date of publication: 
09 Nov 2018

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Author:  Anna Henry Triona Lenihan Publisher:  Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat Publication type:  Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance Reports

Achieving equal protection from assault for children in the home requires an explicit statement in legislation, which makes it absolutely clear that any form or degree of physical punishment, or any other form of humiliating or degrading punishment, of children is unlawful.

This is an essential step in creating childhoods free from violence, given the traditional legal and social acceptance of some degree of corporal punishment in child rearing.

Total number of pages: 
28
Audience: 
CP AoR and Coordination Groups
CP Practitioners
Humanitarian Field workers
Other Humanitarian Actors
Policy makers
Language(s) of materials: 
English

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