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Ending corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading punishment of children (Manual for Action)

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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

This Manual for Action guides and supports Non-governmental organisations in challenging the legality and practice of corporal punishment of children in all settings (in the home, in school, and in justice and care settings). The manual is organised around six main sections:

  1. Understanding the problem of corporal punishment – which defines corporal punishment and outlines the reasons why it should be prohibited;
  2. Analysing the situation and campaigning for reform – which explains how to carry out a rights-based analysis of the situation;
  3. Ending the legality of corporal punishmnent – which focuses on promoting law reform;
  4. Ending the practices of corporal punishment – which addresses how to change people’s attitudes, and use of, corporal punishment;
  5. Assessing the effectiveness of the campaign – which explains the importance of evaluating the campaign; and
  6. Resources – which lists available resources useful to support campaigning for law reform, and behavioural and attitudinal change.

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