Love, Power and violence - a transcultural comparison of physical and psychological punishment patterns

This comparative study, written by Spanish psychologist Pepa Horno and supported by Save the Children Spain, indicates the attitudes towards, and prevalence and patterns of, physical and humiliating punishment, based on findings from a series of training workshops conducted during 2003–4 in Bolivia, Cambodia, Costa Rica, China (Hong Kong), India, Lao PDR, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela and Vietnam. This study will seek to provide added knowledge about physical and humiliating punishment to contribute to the UN Study on Violence against Children, a study which was
requested by the UN General Assembly in 2001. The global UN Study aims to assist in providing an in-depth global picture of violence against children and propose clear recommendations for the improvements of legislation, policy and programmes relating to the prevention of and responses to violence against children.

Published 2010-04-09

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