Non-violent childhoods

Moving on from corporal punishment in the Baltic Sea Region

Children are right-holders.

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. Even in countries with a legal ban, many children still experience violence in the home or at the hands of their educators or carers – an experience that harms their physical and mental health in the short and long term.

Read about our Country Consultations

National Consultations Poland

- Need for a National Strategy to end violent punishment of children in Poland - The acceptance of corporal punishment...

National Consultations Estonia

 - Good teachers solve conflicts and tension with humour -  During the national consultation in Estonia of the...

National Consultations Latvia

On 9-10 October 2017, professionals from child care, the education and health sector, and from the government took...

National Consultations Finland

The consultation in Finland was conducted with a core group of Finnish organisers from the Ministry of Social Affairs...

National Consultations Sweden

The national consultation in Sweden was convened on 8-10 May 2017 and was organised with the cooperation and support...

Read about our Expert Meetings

Tallinn – Positive Parenting Programmes

NVC Expert Meeting Tallinn April 2018 Agenda...

Warsaw – Communication and Awareness-raising Campaigns

- Building Supportive Societies for Non-violent...

Riga – Guidance for Service Providers

- Service Providers as Champions for Non-Violent...

Making non-violent childhoods a reality

Conference 15-16 Nov 2018
Register