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Case Relating to the former Coordinator of APPROACH

The Board and Staff of APPROACH are deeply shocked and saddened by the case relating to its former Coordinator, Peter Newell. Until he resigned in May 2016 and the allegations came to light, the organisation, at both Board and staff level, was completely unaware of his actions which took place 20 years before the charity was established.

We took steps to inform funders…

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition at 77th session

The Committee on the Rights of the Child, at its 77th session held in January 2018, examined eight states on their implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  • To Guatemala, the Committee expressed concern about the use of corporal punishment in care institutions and recommended that the Government expedite the adoption of the Bill No. 5184…

New report tracks progress in Pathfinding countries

The Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, this week on 14-15 February 2018. Ahead of the Summit, the Global Initiative is delighted to present a new report tracking progress on ending corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. These countries have committed…

States receive recommendations to prohibit at UPR’s 29th session

Fourteen states were reviewed at the 29th session of the Universal Periodic Review in January 2018. All states that have not yet prohibited corporal punishment in all settings except one received recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children:

  • The Bahamas, Barbados, Burundi, France, Serbia

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