CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Ending legalised violence against children - Global progress to December 2016

The annual global report of the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, celebrating progress towards universal prohibition of corporal punishment in the last decade, to December 2016

The report recounts how 51 states and six territories worldwide now prohibit all corporal punishment of children and another 55 states have clearly committed to doing so. The report also highlights the shortcomings of the past decade – the states where corporal punishment is not fully prohibited in any setting, the states where corporal punishment remains lawful as a sentence for crime, and the states that experienced setbacks in the journey towards prohibition of corporal punishment in 2016.

Designed to encourage and support action, the report sets out what still needs to be done to end all corporal punishment of children globally, and how to do it.

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