Case Study: Violence free schools in Afghanistan

Although Afghanistan has enacted laws prohibiting corporal punishment in school, this is still a daily reality for many school students around the country. A vast majority of teachers continue to beat children and believe that physical punishment is an essential and unavoidable practice to maintain discipline in the school. This case study is about Save the Children's violence free school project in Balkh province, Afghanistan, aimed to end violence and abuse within government schools in Afghanistan. As child participation and involvement in decision making is critical for child development and comfort, this programme supported the establishment of school councils which provide students a platform to share their opinions on issues affecting them.

Published 2011-07-07

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