Ending physical and humiliating punishment against children: Sudan

"Ending Physical and Humiliating Punishment against Children: Sudan" is part of a series reports, studying Physical and Humiliating Punishment against Children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, published by Save the Children Sweden. This field study was conducted in Khartoum, Sudan, with a view to investigate the attitudes of Sudanese children regarding corporal punishment and to analyse their views on preferred alternatives. The research seeks to gain a better understanding of the prevalence, magnitude, types and causes of physical violence as it affects Sudanese children. It is also aimed to document the children’s views and opinions on the violence inflicted on them and to make their voices heard. Another objective is to identify good practices and alternatives to corporal punishment by children and for children. Sudan´s government has exhibited a genuine commitment to establish a policy framework to prohibit physical punishment at all schools, as evidenced by the school regulations it issued in 1994. Sudan is a signor of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter.

Published 2010-09-10

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