Briefs, Fact Sheets and Brochures

Progress Towards Prohibiting all Corporal Punishment of Children in East and Southern Africa

small calendar icon

Publication year:


small globe icon


small file information icon


pdf (364.2 KiB)

small number of pages icon


Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children,MenCare,Save the Children,The Sonke Gender Justice Network

This briefing highlights the human rights imperative to prohibit all violent punishment of children in all East and Southern African states. It summarises progress so far towards prohibition in each state and what remains to be done. Aiming to promote national action for prohibition, it emphasises the many immediate opportunities for working to fulfil children’s right to protection in law from all corporal punishment in all settings. Many East and Southern African states are currently reforming legislation related to children and families, creating key opportunities to prohibit corporal punishment. The adoption of commitments to end all violence against children, including specifically corporal punishment, in Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040 and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide additional and immediate contexts for focusing attention on fulfilling this most fundamental obligation under human rights law.

SubscribeSubscribe and receive reading selections

LibrarySave all your favorite materials for future use

UploadUpload research & contribute to the collection

By browsing the Resource Centre you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our cookie policy.