CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Global progress towards prohibition up to December 2015

A milestone in progress towards universal prohibition of corporal punishment of children was witnessed in 2015 with more than half of UN member states achieving prohibition in all settings or committing to doing so.

Since the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children published its global report for 2014, four states – Andorra, Benin, Ireland and Peru – have prohibited all corporal punishment, including in the home, bringing the total number of prohibiting  states to 48.

There are now 52 other states where Governments have made a commitment to prohibiting corporal  punishment in all settings; in many, draft laws or bills are under discussion which would achieve prohibition.

For more information read the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children's annual report by clicking here.

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