Project

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.

 

Target-groups:

  • 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

Areas

Justice and Advocacy

Justice and Advocacy

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Parenting and Positive Discipline

Parenting and Positive Discipline

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Coaching and Awareness

Coaching and Awareness

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