Non-violent Childhoods

Corporal punishment is a violation of their rights in respect to their dignity, physical integrity and equal protection under the law.

A growing number of countries around the world have legally banned corporal punishment of children in all settings, yet establishing the legal ban is an important – but not the only – necessary step towards ending violence against children.

Ensuring non-violent childhoods

Guidance on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in domestic settings.

Building supportive societies for non-violent childhoods

Awareness-raising campaigns to achieve an end to corporal punishment.

Service providers as champions for non-violent childhoods

Service provision for children and parents to achieve an end to corporal punishment.

Parenting for non-violent childhoods

Positive parenting to achieve an end to corporal punishment. .

A Step-by-Step Guide

Guidance on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in domestic settings.

Tracking Progress towards non-violent childhoods

Measuring changed in attitudes and behaviours to achieve an end to corporal punishment.