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Ending Corporal Punishment of Children – a handbook for worship and gathering

This Study looked in detail at the following settings where violence against children occurs: • the home and family • schools and educational settings • care and justice settings • work settings • the community

01 January 2015

Corporal punishment of children occurs in all societies worldwide. It takes place in homes, schools and institutions, care systems such as foster care and day care, religious institutions and in the wider community.

But corporal punishment of children breaches their fundamental rights to respect for their human dignity and physical integrity and to equal protection under the law.

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