A Step-by-Step Guide

on implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child to achieve an end to corporal punishment.

Prohibition of corporal punishment in law is the essential foundation for reducing its use, but alone, it is not enough to free children from violence. Prohibition must be implemented effectively, including through society-wide measures aimed at changing social norms and attitudes around violence in child rearing. While making the legal prohibition of corporal punishment a reality takes time and requires investment, experience also shows that it is possible.