Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Prohibiting Corporal Punishment is Crucial To Ending Violence against Children in South Africa



Today, Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with Africa Child Policy Forum, The Africa Experts Committee on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child, Child Helpline International, Plan International, Save the Children and UNICEF launched the Action on Violence against Children campaign.

This is a multi-country campaign initially focusing on Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. The number of reported cases of sexual, physical and emotional violence against children in Eastern and Southern Africa is horrifying - and these are just the instances we know about.


In South Africa - a country with one of the highest levels of interpersonal violence, including violence against children - prohibiting corporal punishment offers a catalytic opportunity to reduce violence.    Prohibiting Corporal Punishment is Crucial To Ending Violence against Children in South Africa

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