The consultation in Finland was conducted with a core group of Finnish organisers from the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Central Union for Child Welfare, the CBSS Secretariat including our main researcher Daja Wenke of the Non-violent Childhoods project. This core group met up with different actors from Finland, who are actively engaged in one way or the other with preventing and responding to corporal punishment of children.

The participants appreciated that the meetings helped to shed light on the issue of corporal punishment and violence in the home from different perspectives, which were all relevant in order to consider the issue from a holistic perspective. Among others, expertise was shared about prevention programmes for women and mothers who are facing problems with their own aggressions towards partners and children; the role of traditions and social norms, including honour-related violence; the role of the education sector, and the importance of preventing corporal punishment and violence specifically for children with disabilities.

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