Discipline and Punishment of Children: A rights-based review of laws, attitudes and practices in East Asia and the Pacific

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Save the Children International,Save the Children Sweden

Save the Children Sweden South East Asia and the Pacific’s regional submission to the UN Secretary General’s Global Study on Violence against Children. A rights-based account of what is known (research), what is happening (legal) and what needs to be known (gaps) in East Asia and the Pacific. This desk review covers 19 countries: Australia, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong), Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam. The review is rooted in history and understanding of political and economic realities and culture, exploring differences and explaining commonalities. It is both analytical and conceptual. While the main audience for this desk review is the UN Study on Violence Against Children, it also provides a useful overview for lay people as well as being a tool for regional policymakers and planners at all levels.

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