Supporters of prohibition of all corporal punishment

The aims of the Global Initiative are supported by UNICEF, UNESCO and the following international and national organisations and prominent individuals. To sign up your organisation in support of prohibition of all corporal punishment of children, click here.



ActionAid International

Africa Network Campaign on Education for All

Alliance for Parenting Education in Africa (APEA)

Amnesty International

Association for Childhood Education International

Association for the Prevention of Torture

Attachment Parenting International

Better Care Network

Campana Latinamericana por el Derecho a la Educacion (Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education)

Child Helpline International

Child Rights Connect

ChildFund International

Consortium for Street Children

CRIN Child Rights International Network

Defence for Children International

Disability Council International

Disability Rights International

Disabled Peoples International

ECPAT International

EDU (Intergovernmental Organization for Higher Education Accreditation)


European Child Safety Alliance


Franciscans International

Global Campaign for Education

Global Child Development Group

Harm Reduction International

HealthRight International

Home-Start Worldwide

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Human Rights Watch

Inclusion International

International Association for Adolescent Health

International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

International Coalition for the Decade

International Council of Nurses

International Disability Alliance (IDA)

International Federation for Parenting Education

International Federation of Medical Students

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

International Federation Terre des Hommes

International Foster Care Organisation

International Pediatric Association

International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

International Step by Step Association (ISSA)

International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific

OMCT - World Organisation Against Torture

Penal Reform International

PLAN International

Rehabilitation International

Right to Education Project

Rights International


Save the Children


Simon International

SOS Children's Villages International

Universal Education Foundation

WAVE (Worldwide Alternatives to ViolencE)

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth, 2001

World Medical Association

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry


A Bleeding Heart, Trinidad and Tobago

Academy of Asian Parenting & Hypnotherapy, Malaysia

Accessure Educational, Nigeria

Action for Children & Youth Aotearoa, New Zealand

Activating Bridgebuilders, Finland

Active Parenting Publishers Inc, USA

Afghanistan Capacity Development & Educational Organisation

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

African Child Policy Forum

African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), Liberia

Against Child Abuse, Hong Kong

Alamal Charitable Association For Orphans Care

Albanian Children's Rights Network

Allied Care for Human Development Initiative, Nigeria

Americans for Constitutional Protection of Children

AMIC, Association des Amis de l

Annai Trust, India

Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha), India

APsaA - American Psychoanalytic Association

Arizona PTA, USA

Asociacion Chilena Pro Naciones Unidas, ACHNU, Chile

Asociacion Doses/Agencia La Nana, Guatemala

ASPI: Child Aid, Support and Protection Foundation of the Italian Part of Switzerland

Associa̤̣o de Mulheres Contra a Viol̻ncia (Association of Women Against Violence), Portugal

Association Burkinab̩ pour la Survie de l'Enfance (ABSE)

Association de Lutte Centre le Travail des Enfants, Niger

Association for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria (AONN)

Association for the Protection of Women's and Children's Rights (APWCR), Cameroon

Association Kakaoka, Central African Republic

Association of Adolescent and Child Care in India (AACCI)

Association of Network for Community Empowerment (ANCE), Pakistan

Association of Women's Organizations in Jamaica

Association solidarit̬ san frontiaire, Burkina Faso

ATUDE, Tunisian Association of Child

Australian Human Rights Commission formerly Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Austrian Child Protection Society

Bahamas Crisis Centre

Bangladesh Buddhist Federation

Bega Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group, Australia

Behavioural Insights Inc, St. Lucia

Belize Family Life Association (BFLA)

Bhavani Security Consulting, USA

Børnerådet - National Council for Children in Denmark

Brainwave Trust, New Zealand

Buzzy Bees Daycare Centre, St Eustatius

C-Sema, Tanzania

Cameroon Association for the Protection of Children and Education of Children

CAMPE (Campaign for Popular Education), Bangladesh

Canadian Children’s Rights Council

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

Caretakers of the Environment and Children Tanzania

Caribbean Centre for Human Rights, Trinidad & Tobago

Caribbean College of Paediatricians

Catholic Workers Movement, Uganda

CECODAP, CRC Coalition, Venezuela

Cedar Woods Consulting Group, India

Center for Child Rights, Somaliland

Center for Effective Discipline, USA

Center for Non-Violent Education and Parenting, USA

Center for the study of Adolescence, Kenya

Central Union for Child Welfare, Finland

Centre D’Education et D’Action Aux Droits De L’Enfant et de la Femme – CEADEF, Tanzania

Centre for Abused Children, Croatia

Centre for Girls and Interaction, Malawi

Centre for Human Rights "AMOS", Republic of Macedonia

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, South Africa

Centre for the Protection of Children, Kyrghyzstan

Centre for Youth and Children's Affairs (CEYCA), Malawi

Challenging Heights, Ghana

Child Diagnostic and Therapy Services, USA

Child Helpline Aruba

Child Helpline of Suriname

Child Line Lithuania

Child Nepal

Child Protection Alliance, The Gambia

Child Protection Network, Nigeria

Child Rescue Ministries, Uganda

Child Right Protection Cell, India

Child Rights Coalition Asia, Philippines

Child Rights Institute/Sudan

Child Rights Network (CHIRN), Nigeria

Child Safe Horizons, Hong Kong

Child Welfare League of Canada

Child Workers in Asia, Thailand

Child Workers in Nepal

Child's Rights Centre, Office of the Public Defender of Georgia

ChildFund Caribbean

Childhood Without Tears Association, Bulgaria

ChildHope UK

Childline India Foundation

Childline of Trinidad & Tobago

ChildLine South Africa

Childline Thailand Foundation

Children Advocacy Network - CAN Pakistan

Children Against Corporal Punishment (C.A.C.P)

Children of the Andes, United Kingdom

Children Welfare Association Fund - Kenya (CWAF-K)

Children's Coalition of Jamaica (including Child Helpline)

Children's Fund of the Slovak Republic - Defence for Children International, Slovak Section

Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA)

Children's Rights Alliance for England

Children's Rights Department, Office of the Chancellor of Justice, Estonia

Children's Rights Project, Community Law Centre, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Club des amis du lycée de mballa2, Cameroon

Coalition Against Child Labour (CACL), Pakistan

Coalition au Burkina Faso pour les Droits de l'Enfant (COBUFADE)

Coalition Camerounaise des ONG pour les Droits de l'Enfant, Cameroon

Coalition for Justice in Liberia, USA

Col.legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona, Spain

Colectivo Mexicano de Apoyo a la Ninez, Mexico

College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University


Comisión Andina de Juristas, Peru

Comit̩ National d'Orientation de la Campagne "Apprendre Sans Peur", Senegal

Comite de Liaison des Organizations Sociales pour la Defence des Droits de l'Enfant (formerly Enfants Solidaire d

Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation, National Council of Churches in India

Commissioner for Human Rights Ukraine

Communities Rising, USA

Consumer Welfare Council, Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinadora de Instituciones Privadas Pro los Ninos Ninas y sus Derechos (COIPRODEN), Honduras

CORE (Care for Orphans Rehabilitation and Educational Society), India

Cornerstone Foundation, Belize

Cradle of Practical Solutions (COPS) Uganda

CRAF - Child Rights Advocacy Foundation, India

Credo Foundation for Justice, Trinidad and Tobago

CRY - Coalition on Rights and Responsibilities of Youth, Pakistan


Czech Society for Child Protection, Czech Republic

Damauli UNESCO Club, Nepal

Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)

DDR Public Relations Inc, USA

Deakin University, Australia

Defence for Children International - Angola

Defence for Children International - Sierra Leone (DCI - SL)

Defence for Children International – Zimbabwe

Défense des Enfants International - Section Suisse, Switzerland

Defensores PROCDN, Puerto Rico

D̩fense des Enfants International - Section Suisse, Switzerland

Ditshwanelo - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights


Droits de l'Homme sans Frontieres, Chad

Early Childhood Professional Association of Alberta, Canada

Ecole Instrument de paix-s̩n̩gal, S̩n̩gal

Education Rights Project/Education Policy Unit, Witwatersrand University, South Africa

El Centro de Desarrollo e Investigaci

End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH) - New Zealand

End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH) - Tasmania

End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH) - USA

End Violence Against the Next Generation, Ghana

Enfance du Globe, Guinea

Equality Rights Group GGR, Gibraltar

Families are Nations, Zambia

Family & Law Institute, Suriname

Family Services Network, USA

F̩d̩ration Fran̤aise de Psychoth̩rapie et Psychanalyse (FF2P)

Firelight Foundation, USA

First Children

First Children’s Embassy in the World-Megjashi, Macedonia

Fondation des Oeuvres pour la Solidarité et le Bien Etre Social (FOSBES ONG), DR Congo

Fondation les Enfants d'Abord, Central African Republic

Fondation pour le D̩veloppement Communautaire (FDC), Burkina Faso

Forum against corporal punishment of children in the family, Slovenia

Forum for Child Rights Initiatives, Kenya

Forward Guyana

Foundation for Human Development (BKO), Suriname

Free the Kids!, USA


Fundacion FRINE, Colombia

Fundación PIDEE, Chile

Ghana Child Welfare Association

Ghana Media Advocacy Programme

Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition - GNECC

Global Action Nepal

Global Infancia, Paraguay

Grenada Human Rights Association Inc

Grupo de Iniciativa National por los Derechos del Nino (GIN), Peru

Guyana Human Rights Association

Guyana Red Cross

Halley Movement, Mauritius

Hallmark Media (Commonwealth Africa Journal), Nigeria

Hand in Hand Parenting

Hands for Hope, Uganda


Healthy Living Society, India

Heartspeak, Canada

Help & Shelter, Guyana

Help for Progress Ltd, Belize

Help to Heal, United Kingdom

Hmong Women Council of America

Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights

Hope for Children, Cyprus

Human Rights Commission of Belize (NGO)

Human Rights Defender Institution of the Republic of Armenia

Human Rights First Rwanda Association

Human Rights Without Borders, Chad

Human Rights-First the Child, Bangladesh

Humanistic Education Foundation, Taiwan

Humanitarian Organization of Mercy (HOM), Benin

IDAY – Cameroun

Imamuddin Ahmad Democracy Learning Trust, Bangladesh

Independent Board of Advisors of the Parliament of Georgia

Indian Child Abuse, Neglect & Child Labour Group (ICANCL)

INFOCAPP (Integrated Network for Optimum Civic Awareness, Participation and Protection), Uganda

Information and Research Centre for Children's Rights in Albania

INGO "Ponimanie"/ TVS "Razumenne"

Initiative for Ending Violence against Children, Japan

Innate Wholeness, USA

Institut Català de la Salut, Spain

Institute of Education and Awareness, Pakistan

Institute of Human Rights Education, Tamil Nadu, India

Institute of Humanistic Science, USA

Institute of Support of the Child, Portugal

Instituto da Infancia (IFAN), Brazil

Instituto Interamericano del Niño, la Niña y Adolescentes

International Children's Centre and Ankara Child Rights Platform, Turkey

International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Belgique

IPPA, The Early Childhood Organisation, Ireland

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC), Ireland


Jamaicans for Justice

Jumchab Metta Foundation, Bangladesh

Justice Institute Guyana

Kids Play Community, Uganda

Korea Welfare Foundation

LACRI - Laboratory of Child Studies, Brazil

Law Office of Erin Farley, USA

Le Comité africain d’éxperts sur les droits et le bien être de l’enfant (CAEDBE)

Legal-informational Centre for NGOs, Slovenia

Leo & Karin Foundation, Ghana

Lions Club of Chittgong Bengal City, India

Lives in the Balance

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austria

Macedonian National Child Rights Coalition



Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Finland

Mariama Children's Museum and Teen Turf, Trinidad & Tobago

Massachusetts Citizens for Children, USA

Men's Development Network, Ireland

Mental Health Programme, Belize

MIO, National advocacy for childrens rights, Greenland

Mkombozi, Tanzania

Molo Songololo, South Africa

Monduli Pastoralist Development Initiative, Tanzania

Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization, UR Tanzania

Mouvement des Jeunes pour le Developpement Rural, Togo

Muslim Council of Scotland

Nagpur Childline, India

National Association of School Psychologists, USA

National Bureau of Human Rights and Legal Research

National Children's and Youth Law Centre, Australia

National Children's Rights Committee, South Africa

National Coalition for Children, Jordan (formerly National Task Force for Children, Jordan)

National Coalition of Lesotho (formerly NGO Coalition on the Rights of the Child, Lesotho)

National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools, USA

National Committee for Families and Children, Belize

National Council for Family Affairs, Jordan

National Council for the Child, Israel

National Education Association, USA

National Youth Council of the Gambia

Natural Child Project, Canada

NCCR (NGOs Coalition on Child Rights), Pakistan

Neaniko Pediko Panepistimio Elladas (Youth and Children's University of Greece)

Neaniko Pediko Panepistimio Elladas (Youth and Children's University of Greece)

Network of NGO's Working with Children, Kyrgyzstan

Network of Rural Women Producers, Trinidad and Tobago

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

NGO Coalition on the CRC, The Gambia

Nobody's Children Foundation, Poland

NOPCAN (National Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), Belize

Observatorio de Violencia Hacia los Animales, Spain

Office of the Commissioner for Children, Tasmania

Olive Leaf Foundation, South Africa

Ombudsman for Children of the Republic of Srpska/B&H

On the Road Youth Ministry, USA

Ong Autre Vie: Organisation pour la Promotion et la Protection des Droits de l

Organisation de D̩veloppement et des Droits de l'Homme au Cameroun GICAR-CAM

Organization for Justice and Peace, Suriname

Pakistan Council on Family Relations

Pakistan Labour Federation

Pangkat Foundation, Philippines

Parbattya Bhikkhu Council, Bangladesh


Parenting Beyond Punishment

Parenting in Africa Network, Kenya

Parenting Partners Caribbean, Jamaica

Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (PTAVE), USA

Parents Forum, USA

Peace Crusade

People Opposed to Paddling Students (POPS), USA

Personality Disorder Awareness Network, USA

Pescarolo Daycare, USA

Plan International Benin

Plan International Kenya

Plan International Zambia

Plattelandse Ontwikkeling Iniasitief, South Africa

Policy Research (PR), Nigeria

Polish Forum for Child

Presbyterian Children

Presbyterian Children’s Services, USA

Presidential Task Force on Integrated Child and Adolescent Policy, Suriname

Programme for the Well-being of Children, South Africa

Projeto Proteger - Sa̼de e Comportamento Violento - Universidade Federal do RGS/Brasil

Promundo Institute, Brazil

Psychosocial Support and Children

Public Health Solutions, Ltd

Punjab Education Foundation, Pakistan

Rainbow Pre-school, Jwaneng

Raising Voices, Uganda

Random Acts of Good Deeds, Trinidad and Tobago

RAPCAN - Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, South Africa

Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en Mexico

Red Thread, Guyana

REDLAMYC (Red latinoamericana y caribe̱a por la defensa de los derechos de los ni̱os, ni̱as y adolescentes), Uruguay

Relationship Center of Bethesda

Repeal 43 Committee, Canada

Reseau National des Organisations de Jeunesse en Droits de l'Homme, Central African Republic

Rezo Aba Sistem Restavek Haiti (ASR Haiti)

Rich India Foundation, India

RISE (St. Lucia)

R̩seau Nig̩rien pour l'Enfance (RENE), Niger

Rural Women's Network Nepal

Russian United Democratic Party "Yabloko"

RVR College of Education, India

Saba Health Care Foundation

Sarangbang Group for Human Rights, Korea

Seek and Save Mission Ministries, Ghana

Sent-S, Macedonia

Service For Peace Sierra Leone

Servicios y Acciones por la Infancia (SAI) Progama ARCOIRIS, Uruguay

Shawthab Foundation, Yemen

SIFMA (Training and resource centre for early childhood care and education), Cura̤ao

Simon national

Sindh Human Rights Organization, Pakistan

SMC Research Foundation, Aruba

Social Action for Legal Awareness Advice & Help, India

Society for Empowering Human Resources - SEHER, Pakistan

Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), Pakistan

SOS Telephone - City of Rijeka, Croatia

Sri Saddhattissa International Buddhist Centre, United Kingdom

St Stephens Anglican Primary School, Belize

Stichting Fundacion Respeta Mi (Foundation against child abuse), Aruba

Stichting Kinderbescherming (Child Protection Foundation; including Child Helpline), Cura̤ao

Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre, Barbados

Survivors Speakout, Canada

Sweet Water Foundation, Grenada

Terre des hommes - Programmes Suisse

The Aldet Centre

The Child Development and Guidance Centre, St Lucia

The Child Rights Society at the Lyceum School, Pakistan

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

The Hitting Stops Here!, USA

The Lebanese Federation of the Rights of Children

The Life Skills Development Foundation, Thailand

The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Guyana

The Mothers' Union in the Province of the West Indies

The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, Malta

The Promota Africa, United Kingdom

The Social Centre, Commonwealth of Dominica

Tipa Tipa, Haiti


Trinidad and Tobago Coalition Against Domestic and Gender Based Violence

Trinidad and Tobago Coalition for the Rights of the Child

U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children

Udayan Care, India

Uganda Child Rights NGO Network

Uganda Girl Guides Association, Uganda

Umtata Child Abuse Resource Centre, South Africa

Uruyange Cultural Group, Rwanda

Violence Prevention Alliance of Jamaica

Voice of Community Organization, Rwanda

Volunteers Initiative Nepal

War Child Holland

Wild Child Counseling

Women Initiative for Prosperity, Uganda

Women's Rights Center, Suriname

World Asian Workers Organisation, Pakistan

World Hope Foundation, USA

World Peace Movement Trust (India)

YES (Youth Enhancement Services), Belize

YMCA of Trinidad and Tobago

Young Humanists Network for Secularism, Leadership and Neglected Rights, Nigeria

Young Ones Outreach Development Initiative, Nigeria

Youth Association for Development, Pakistan

Youth Human Rights Group, Kyrgyzstan

Youth Law - Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki, New Zealand

Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO), Malawi

Youth Service Center Orissa, India

Youths for Equality, Cameroon

Yugoslav Child Rights Centre

Zambia Civic Education Association

Zambian Human Rights Commission

Individual supporters include:

The Rt Revd Charles Koete, former Bishop of the Solomon Islands

Bishop Ivan Manuel Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, Presiding Bishop Methodist Church of Southern Africa

Revd Edwin C. Abugan, Senior Pastor, Philippine Methodist Church, Queszon City, Philippines

Revd Adeniyi Benjamin Adekunie, Priest, African Church of Nigeria

Elizabeth Aduana, Presbyterian Church of Ghana

Agnes R. Agbayani, Psychologist, Lifechange Recovery Centre, Philippines

Akila Aggoune formerly Belembaogo, Burkina Faso; second chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Bennett Alldredge, Presbyterian Church, USA

Dr Ibrahim A Alsheddi, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Patmalar Ambikapathy, former Commissioner for Children, Tasmania

The Rev Ashish Amos, General Director, Indian Society for the Promotion of Christia Knowledge (ISPCK), Dehli, India

Revd Cora Antonio, President, Moravian Church, Nicaragua

Sylvana Apituley, Commissioner, National Commission on Violence Against Women, Indonesia

Christine Arczoumanian, Armenian Apostolic Church, Lebanon

Andres Aru, Head of Children's Rights Department, The Office of the Chancellor of Justice-Children's Rights Department, Estonia

Paul Arzt, former Ombudsperson for Children and Youth, State of Salzburg, Austria

Revd Felix Asante, Chairperson, Presbyterian Church of Indonesia

The Most Revd Dr Philip Aspinall, Bishop of Brisbane, Anglican Church of Australia

Maggie Atkinson, Former Children's Commissioner for England

Ms Maria Kaisa Aula, Ombudsman for Children in Finland

Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra, former Ombudsperson for Children, Mauritius

Inger Axell, former Senior Human Rights Adviser, SIDA

His Eminence Mor Polycarpus A. Aydin, Archbishop Metropolitan, Syrian Orthodox Church, Netherlands

Fr Richard Baawobr, Superior General, Missionaries of Africa

Hoda Badran, Egypt; first chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sweden

Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

Rt Revd Bernard Oringa Balmoi, Bishop of Torit, Episcopal Church of Sudan, Kampala, Uganda

Professor Kamaldeen Balogun, Grand Mufti of Egbaland

Revd Rosmalia Barus, Karo Batak Protestant Church, Indonesia

Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, Church of England, United Kingdom

Rt Revd David Bello, Bishop of Otukpo, Anglican Church of Nigeria

Zuzana Benesova, Assistant to the Defender, The Office of the Public Defender of Rights, Czech Republic

Govind Beniwal, Member, Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, India

The Hon Mme Justice D.P. Bernard, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice, Trinidad & Tobago

Revd Marc Billimoria, Sub-Warden, St Thomas College, Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Dr Jacqueline Bird, Co-founder, RISE (St Lucia)

Tor Kristan Birkeland, Coordinator, Norwegian Ecumenical Platform

Xavier Bonal, former Deputy Ombudsman for the Rights of Children, Sindic de Greuges

Mr Theo C van Boven, former Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Spain

Carol Bower, former Executive Director, RAPCAN, South Africa

Claire Brisset, former Defenseure des Enfants (France) and former President of the European Network of Ombudspeople for Children

Frank Bruce, Curious Minds, Ghana

Gillian Calvert, former Commissioner, New South Wales Commission for Children and Young People, Australia

Mrs Sonia Camilleri, former Commissioner for Children, Malta

Rt Revd Dhilo Canagaseby, Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mr Shuaib Chalklen, Special Rapporteur on Disability

Saisuree Chutikul, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child, member Committee to End Discrimination against Women

Professor Luigi Citarella, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Rt Revd David Coles, former Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand

Nora Coloma, Secretary Executive, Ecumenical Council of Guatemala

Ann Connan, World President, World Federation of Methodist & Uniting Church Women

Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Special Representative to the UN Secretary General on Children and armed conflict

Revd Jerie Cordia, United Methodist Church, Philippines

Fabian Corrales, Coordinator, Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, Costa Rica

Ms Helen D'Amato, Commissioner for Children, Malta

His Holiness the Dalai Lama,

The Rev David A Das, General Secretary, National Council of Churches, Bangladesh

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and former Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe

Bernard de Vos, Conseiller du D̩l̩gu̩ g̩n̩ral aux droits de l

Ebun James Dekam, General Secretary Council of Churches, Sierra Leone

Brice Dickson, former Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Revd Luna Dingayan, President, Ecumenical Theologican Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines

Jaap Doek, sixth chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Rt. Rev. Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton

Dr Leith L Dunn, Jamaica

Professor Mar Duque-P, Colombia

Professor Dr Edfeldt, Sweden

Dr Amina Hamza El-Guindi, former vice-chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Professor Marc Ellis, USA

Revd Tesfa Endale, Priest, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Dubai

Professor Dr Yakin Ert, Former Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women; Faculty Member, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dr Lilian Ferrier, Chair, Presidential Task Force on Integrated Child and Adolescent Policy, Suriname

Ver Flachier, Co-Chair Ecumenical Water Network, Latin American Council of Churches, Ecuador

Francesco Paolo Fulci, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Jaume Funes, former Ombudsman for Children for Catalonia (Spain)

Pastor Jaojian Gangmei, Rongmei Naga Baptist Association, India

Ms Maia Gedevanishvili, Head of the Child and Woman's Rights Center, Office of the Public Defender of Georgia

David G Gil, Professor of Social Policy, USA

Professor Vanya Okky Aurwra Ginting, Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia

Professor Francis Gonsalves, Society of Jesus, Vidyadatjyoti College of Theology, India

Savitri Goonesekere, Professor of Law, Vice Chancellor, Colombo University, Sri Lanka

Dr Tobi Graafsma, Professor in Clinical Child and Youth Psychology, Suriname

Charlotte Guldberg, former Chairman, Danish Council for Children

The Rev Gomar Gulton, General Secretary, Communion of Churches in Indonesia, Jakarta

Thomas Hammarberg, former Human Rights Commissioner, Council of Europe

Chantalle Smith Haynes, former MP Guyana

Reidar Hjermann, former Ombudsman for Children, Norway

Dr Olda Hoare, Belize

The Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Revd Lyim Hong-Tiong, General Secretary, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Bishop Nilolaos Hyka, Orthodox Autocephalous, Orthodox Church of Albania, Albania

Rt Revd Kumara Illangasinghe, Former Bishop of Sri Lanka

Grazina Imbrasiene, former Ombudsperson for Children, Lithuania

Revd Sealthiel Isaak, Priest Pastor, Indonesia

Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, Church of England, United Kingdom

Dr Anura Jayasinghe, Consultant Community Physician, Sri Lanka

Ms Mila Jelavic, Ombudsman for Children, Croatia

Jose M. Duarte De Jesus, Ambassador, Personal Representative for Children, UN, Portugal

Mario Vigues Jimenez, former Defensoria de la Ninez y Adolescencia, Costa Rica

Revd Canon Grace Kaiso, Secretary General, Council of Anglican Provinces Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Johnson Kankolonga, National President, Ecumenical Youth Movement in Congo

Judith Karp, former vice-chair and rapporteur, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Ms Moushira Khattab, former Vice-Chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Revd Tegwende Leanard Kinda, Executive Secretary, Association of Reformed Evangelical Churches of Burkino Faso, West Africa

Cindy Kiro, former New Zealand Commissioner for Children

Vidyaratha Kissoon, Guyana

Marija Kordic, Deputy Provincial Ombudsman for Children`s Rights Protection, Provisional Ombudsman of Vojvodina, Serbia & Montengro

Sheikh Dr Jamal Kotb, Former Chairman, Fatwa Committee, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

Leda Koursoumba, Commissioner for Children's Rights, Cyprus

Lothar Krappmann, member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Nevenka Krusarovska, Deputy Public Attorney of the Republic of Macedonia and Ombudsperson for Children's Rights

Dr Ravindra Kumar, Secretary General, World Peace Movement Trust

Dr Win Kyan, Church Minister, PCTS, Myanmar

Ecaterina L, former Romanian Ombudsman, Department for Child's Protection

Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, Spokesperson for Children in Greenland, MIO

Mr Per Larsen, Chairman, The National Council for Children, Denmark

Lara Lazarus, Manager, Te Haahi Weteriana 0 Aitearoa Te Taha Maori, Methodist Church of New Zealand

Ms Yanghee Lee, seventh chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Claude Lelièvre, Commissioner for Children Rights of the French-speaking Community of Belgium, Belgium

Donna Fitzpatrick Lewis, Canada

Patricia Lewsley-Mooney, Former Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Th Lindal, former Ombudsman for Children in Iceland

Ms Anne Lindboe, The Ombudsman for Children in Norway

Fernando Linhares MDiv., Drew University, USA

Nadezda Lisitsina, Children's Ombudsman for Novgorod, Russia

Norberto Liwski, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Ana Maria J. Locsin, former National Director, ChildFund Caribbean

Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children Ireland

Tamara Luksic-Orlandic, Deputy Ombudsperson for Children's Rights, Serbia

Rt Revd Julius O.P. Lynch, Former Bishop of Sierra Leone

Shirley Mabusela, former Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission and Commissioner for Child Rights

The Most Revd Thabo Ceci Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town & Primate of Southern Africa, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Bishop Reuel Norman O Marigza, General Secretary, United Church of Christ the Philippines, Philippines

Dame Mary Marsh,

Professor Maake Masango, University of Pretoria

Paul Mason, former Commissioner for Children Tasmania

The Hon Madam Justice Sandra Mason, former Member and Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Justice of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Barbados

Dr Yosi Apollos Maton, Deputy Provost, Theological College, Northern Nigeria (TCNN)

Revd Dr Osborne Joda Mbewe, President, Malawi Council of Churches (MCC)

Nafsiah Mboi, fourth chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Hon Roger McClay, former New Zealand Commissioner for Children

James McDougall, former Director, National Children's and Youth Law Centre, Australia

Isabella Fiske McFarlin, former Director Emeritus of Free the Kids! Programme, Canada

Rt Revd William Mchombo, Bishop of Eastern Zambia, Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa, Zambia

Michael McLaughlin, Diaconia, Brazil

Mary Alison McLean, former member, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, former Chief Executive Officer, Child Development Agency, Jamaica

Monica McWilliams, former Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Milton Mejia, Coordinator, Latin American Council of Churches, Columbia

Dr John Menachery, Director Nagpur Childline, India

Sir Kenwilliams Mhango, Malawi

Mr Marek Michalak, Ombudsman for Children, Poland

Kabuika Tjhibumbu Moij̩, Student,

Esther Queenie Mokhuane, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Antoinette Moore, Human Rights Lawyer and activist, Belize

George Moschos, Deputy Ombudsman, Head of Department of Children's Rights, Independent Authority, Ombudsman of the Hellenic Republic, Greece

Ms Faless Moyo, Chairperson MANET Plus (MANET+) The Malawi Network of People living with HIV and AIDS

Mary Mshana, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arusha, Tanzania

Pastor Jeanette Mukanana, Presbyterian Church, Rwanda-Kigali

Paul Mulindwa, Regional Coordinator, African centre for minority and indigenous peoples, Uganda

Diane Mulligan, Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children; Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Revd Supriado Narno, General Chairman, Gerakan Mahasiswa Kristen (GMKI), Indonesia

The Most Revd Ngonkula Ndungane DD FKC, Archbishop Emeritus, Cape Town, South Africa

Zanelo Ndwandwe, South Africa

Professor Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Immacul̩e Nsengimana, Coordinator National Mothers

Mathilde Nkwirikiye Ntahoturi, Rainbow Centre, Burundi

The Most Rev Bernard Ntahouri, Archbishop of the Province of Burundi & Bishop of Matana, East Africa

Biclovena Ntukamazina, Anglican Church of Burundi

Lena Nyberg, former Children's Ombudsman, Sweden

Fr Richard Nyombi, Missionaries of Africa

Kim Oates, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Australia

Rosa Maria Ortiz, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Rapporteur on the Rights of the Child, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Madame Fadia Othman El-Assaad, The Lebanese Federation of the Rights of Children

Awa N'Deye Ou̩draogo, fifth chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Rt Revd John Packer, Former Bishop of Ripon & Leeds, Church of England, United Kingdom

Lisbet Palme, Sweden, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Brent Parfitt, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Revd Professor Dr Kyung-Seong Park, President for Human Rights Policy, Korea Center For Human Rights Policy (KOCUN), Seoul, Korea

Deborah Parker-Loewen, former Children's Advocate, Saskatchewan, Canada

Ma Jes̼s Larios Paterna, Deputy Ombudsman for Children's Rights, The Catalan Ombudsman Office

Mr Konstantin Penchev, Ombudsman of Bulgaria

Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi, Head of Sri Saddhattissa International Buddhist Centre, London

Ms Tamara Plamadeala, Parliamentary Advocate for Children's Rights, Moldova

Victoria Popescu, Diplomat, UN Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Dainius Pūras, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

Ghassan Rabah, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Ingib̦rg Rafnar, former Ombudsman for Children in Iceland

Revd Dr Evangeline Anderson Raikumar, Professor of Theology & Women's Studies, United Theological College, Bangalore, India

Rt Revd Gilbert Rateloson Rakondondravel, Bishop of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, Anglican Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

Rt Revd Samoela Jaona Ranarivelo, Bishop of Antananarivo, Anglican Province of the Indian Ocean

Vololoniaina Rasoavelonirina, Journalist, Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar

Caroline Ratu, Anglican Church of Melanesia, Solomon Islands

Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Chairperson, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Lily I Rilantono, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Mrs Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Professor Letnie F Rock, Barbados

Marie-Anne Rodesch-Hengesch, former President of the Ombuds Committee for Children's Rights, Luxembourg

The Rev Dr Romeo Rosario, Country Director, Global Ministries United Methodist Church, Cambodia

Alasdair Roy, Children & Young People Commissioner, ACT Human Rights Commission, Australia

Jan B Rumbrar, Staff Partnership Desk, The Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua, Indonesia and the Evangelical Church in Tanzania

Hon Mrs Aitkul Samakova MP, former Minister and Personal Representative, National Commission for Family & Women's Affairs of Kazakhstan

Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Professor of Child Health, Child Development and Behaviour, Jamaica

Lynne Samways-Hiltz, Anglican Church Canada

Kirsten Sandberg, ninth Chairperson, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Rilma Sands, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand

Mrs Marilia Sardenberg, former vice-chair, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Claudia Schiffer,

Mr Ren̩ Schlechter, Chairperson, Ombuds-Committee for the Rights of the Child Luxembourg

The Most Rev Katharine Jefferts Schori, Former Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church of USA

Rt Revd Dr Johannes Thomas Seoka, Bishop of Pretoria & President of South African Council of Churches (SAAC), Anglican Church of the Province of South Africa

Professor Alani Seriki, Head of Humanities, Solarin University

Gloria Serojeine, Deputy Chairperson, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa

Ms Margr̩t Mar Sigur̡ard, The Ombudsman for Children, Iceland

Professor Harendra De Silva, Former Chairman, National Protection Authority, Sri Lanka

Revd Marlon Simpson, Priest, Jamaica, Anglican Province of the West Indies

Fr Ajaya Kumar Singh, Director, Odisha Forum for Social Action, India

Revd Brenda Sio, Priest, Anglican Church of Samoa, Province of the West Indies

Revd Dr Viji Thamby Solomon, Chief Excecutive Officer, Christian Mission Service, Tamil Nadu, India

Ella Sonawane, Assisting General Secretary (Publishing & Mission), The Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Godfrey Ssali, Community School Founder & CEO, Rainbow Community Junior School, Nakawuka, Kampala, Uganda

Nevenka Stankovic, Deputy Ombudsman for Children's Rights Montenegro

William Stanley, Director, Integrated Rural Development of Weaker Section in India

Rev Supriatno Sudiarjo, President, Gereja Kristen Pasundan, Indonesia

Professor Parichart Suwanbubbha, Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

Louise Sylwander, first Children's Ombudsman, Sweden

Evangelist Pati T. T.Yusef, Founder, Mother Fatima Care and Love Foundation, Nigeria

Rt Revd Adam Am Taaso, Anglican Bishop of Lesotho

Christian Theiss, former Ombudsman for Children's Rights Styria, Austria

Gloria Thomas, Guidance Counsellor, Ministry of Education, Grenada

Hazel Thompson-Ahye, The Bahamas

Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, Church of England, United Kingdom

Elisabeth Tigerstedt-T, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Kenny Toh, Institute of Advanced Parentology, Singapore

Keith Towler, Former Children's Commissioner for Wales

Miguel Angel Trinidad, former Chief of Mission in the Adjacency Zone between Belize and Guatemala,

Tamta Tsutsunava, former Head of the Child Right Centre, Public Defender s Office of Georgia

The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Cape Town, South Africa

The Rt Revd Gerhard Ulrich, Presiding Bishop, United Evangelical Lutheran Church (VELKD), Germany

Ankie Vandekerckhove, former President, European Network of Ombudspeople for Children and former Children's Rights Commissioner for the Flemish Community of Belgium

Bruno Vanobbergen, Flemish Children's Rights Commissioner, Belgium

G. A de Vries, Minister, Remonstrant Brotherhood, Netherlands

Ms Nevena Vuckovic-Sahovic, former member, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Trond Waage, former Children's Ombudsman, Norway

Rt Revd Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester, Church of England, United Kingdom

Martine Washington, Executive Director, Washington Enterprises, USA

Dr Jan C.M. Willems, Professor of Human Rights Law, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner, New Zealand

Beth Wood, EPOCH New Zealand

Joseph Yakubu, Research Coordinator, International Institute for Religious Freedom, Germany

Evangelist Ching-An Yeh, Program Secretary of Ecumenical Relations, Presbyterian Church of Taiwan

Ko Teik Yen, Parenting Educator and Principal of Academy of Asian Parenting, Malaysia

L Yetenayet, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland

Revd Alberth Yoku, Chair Evangelical Church Papua, Papua New Guinea

Hung Yutlan, Community Worker, Taiwan

Ms Carmen Zammit, former Commissioner for Children, Malta

Professor Jean Zermatten, eighth Chairperson, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Revd Simon Zeyi-Ndingambote, Pastor, Eglise de Jesus Christ, Eglise Kimanguiste, France

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