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This series of three booklets provides answers to the questions that arise when we think about prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including questions and answers for children and young people, and questions that relate specifically to prohibiting corporal punishment in schools. They are available in Albanian, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian, with more languages coming soon. 


Global progress publications

Each year the Global Initiative publishes a report on progress towards universal prohibition of corporal punishment and other significant developments. Current and past editions are available here. Also available are our global "progress and delay" leaflets.


Regional progress publications

The Global Initiative publishes regular reports on progress towards prohibition of all corporal punishment in regions across the world. Also available are our regional "progress and delay" leaflets and our regional progress briefings. 


Thematic publications

Here you will find the Global Initiative's reports setting out the obligation  to prohibit and eliminate corporal punishment - and progress towards achieving this - in the context of other cross cutting human rights, including children's rights in relation to health, education and juvenile justice.


Technical publications on how to achieve law reform

Here you can find a range of handbooks, guides and briefings to support organisations campaigning for law reform to prohibit corporal punishment. 


Submissions to treaty bodies and others

The Global Initiative prepares submissions to treaty monitoring bodies and other international and regional human rights mechanisms to inform discussions and the drafting of key documents on the immediate need and obligation to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children. 


Other GI resources for advocacy

Published by the Global Initiative, these resources are designed to support advocacy for the prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment of children. 



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Key external resources

These resources are not published by the Global Initiative but are key documents for advocating law reform to prohibit corporal punishment at national, regional and international level.  


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This is an automatic translation service. Extracts from laws, treaty body recommendations and Universal Periodic Review outcomes are unofficial translations.