Hands UP – Against Children’s Corporal Punishment
Why this project?
Despite being prohibited by many international legal instruments and by the national legislation of some countries, corporal punishment is still socially acceptable. Therefore - and in line with international recommendations - the prohibition of all corporal punishment must be followed by a correct application and enforcement of the law. It is important to demystify and clarify the concept of corporal punishment and all its physical and psychological consequences to the target-groups.
Duration: 2 years - October 2016 to September 2018.
- Parents, soon-to-be parents and caregivers
- Social, education and healthcare professionals - in order to eradicate corporal punishment and t promote and implement positive, non-violent forms of parenting and education
- Agents involved in child protection services (including the police, prosecutors and judges) - in order to clarify the definition and consequences of corporal punishments and to improve law enforcement
- Policy and decision-makers - in order to develop concrete preventing measures to address corporal punishment against children, at national and European level
The main activities of this project are divided into 3 areas: justice, parenting and awareness