Working Against Physical and Degrading/Humiliating Punishment of Boys and Girls: Experiences from Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India

This report raises the voices of children on the issue of negative discipline. Often we forget to ask children their opinions. If children are allowed to speak, they will tell about the damaging impact that physical and degrading/humiliating punishment often brings. This report documents some of the experiences of children who have been beaten in the classroom. This report documents the growing consensus among adults and children who oppose the use of violence in the classroom. It also documents the growing consensus among some legislators in Orissa and other parts of India who see violence in the classroom as a violation of rights and their determination to ban corporal punishment in education. Finally, this report shows that there are alternatives that uphold the dignityof children and adults and ensure discipline in a positive way.



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