Together to #ENDviolence Solution Summit Series
Ending corporal punishment of children: two high-level conferences
Corporal punishment – always a breach of children’s human rights – is the most common form of violence against children. Its very widespread social acceptance means that a level of violence in childrearing is normalized, entrenching children’s low status in society and paving the way for other forms of violence and mistreatment. It is associated with a wide range of short and long-term negative impacts, both for the individual and society as a whole.
These two high-level conferences make the case for accelerating progress towards universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment – as a human rights obligation and a moral imperative, but also as an effective and essential foundation for ending all violence against children.
Prohibiting all corporal punishment of children: laying the foundations for non-violent childhoods
Speak up to #EndCorporalPunishment!
April 30th is the International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children, and our chance to call for an end to the violent punishment that is a regular feature of so many children’s lives. We know the tide is turning, but not quickly enough for children. Will you join us in speaking up to #EndCorporalPunishment.
We are asking everyone – from Governments and organisations to individuals – to sign a statement calling for accelerated action on prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment.
Find out more and sign up here.