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Mongolia becomes 49th state to prohibit all corporal punishment

Mongolia has enacted new legislation prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including in the home. In February 2016, the Mongolian Parliament – the State Great Hural – passed the Law on Child Protection 2016 and the Law on the Rights of Children 2016, which confirm children’s right to protection from all corporal punishment, explicitly prohibit the use of corporal punishment by parents,…

Progress and delay in achieving universal prohibition - updated briefing from the Global Initiative

The popular summary of global progress and delay in achieving universal prohibition of all corporal punishment of children, including in the home, has been revised and updated.

More than half of all UN member states have now prohibited corporal punishment in all settings, including the home, or have committed to doing so. The adoption of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…

Global Initiative e-newsletter issue 33 (February 2016)

The global newsletter provides a round-up of news and develoments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this edition, we present the latest global progress report from the Global Initiative and Save the Children, charting progress to December 2015, and five other useful resources for advocacy. We also report on new laws prohibiting all corporal punishment in Ireland, Peru and Greenland,…

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