North Africa briefing 2017


Progress towards prohibiting all corporal punishment of children in North Africa


Published by

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


Publication date

November 2017


Type of publication




English, French, Arabic


This briefing highlights the human rights imperative to prohibit all violent punishment of children in all North African states. It summarises progress so far and what remains to be done to achieve prohibition in each state. Designed to promote national action, it highlights immediate opportunities to fulfil children's right to equal protection in the many North African states where legislation related to children and families is currently being reformed. The adoption of commitments to end all violence against children, including specifically corporal punishment, in Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040 and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provide additional and immediate contexts for focussing attention on fulfilling this most fundamental obligation under human rights law.


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