ASEAN progress briefing 2015


Progress towards prohibiting all corporal punishment of children in ASEAN member states


Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children & Save the Children 


Publication date

October 2015


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This new briefing from the Global Initiative summarises progress to date towards prohibiting corporal punishment in ASEAN member states, identifies the law reform necessary in each state to achieve full prohibition and the current opportunities for doing so. Not one of the 10 ASEAN member states has prohibited all corporal punishment of children, but there are immediate opportunities to introduce prohibiting legislation in almost all ASEAN member states, and governments in two – the Philippines and Thailand – are publicly committed to achieving prohibition all settings.

The adoption globally of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its target of ending all violence against children provides a new and immediate context for focussing attention in all regions on what can be done to speed progress towards fulfilling this most fundamental obligation under human rights law.


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