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.
Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs & Central Union for Child Welfare
- Advocacy work of the Central Union of Child Welfare_by Sauli Hyvärinen
- Violence towards disabled children
- Programme to address reform in child and family services_by Hanne Kalmari
- The child and youth phone_by Marie Rautava
- NPO as part of the Fniish social care system_by Petry Paju
- National actions violence children_by Pirjo Lillsunde
- The Fnnish league for human rights
- Female aggression – Preventative violence work_by Maria Akatemia et al.
- Prevention of child maltreatment