Churches’ Network for Non-violence Contact us for resources
Support the Global Initiative to End all Corporal Punishment of Children was launched in Geneva in 2001. It aims to act as a catalyst to encourage more action and progress towards ending all corporal punishment in all continents; to encourage governments and other organisations to “own” the issue and work actively on it; and to support national campaigns with relevant information and assistance. The context for all its work is the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its aims are supported by UNICEF, UNESCO, human rights institutions, and international and national NGOs. www.endcorporalpunishment.org
Support the U.S. Alliance: http://www.endhittingusa.org The U.S. Alliance brings together individuals, groups and organisations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment of children in schools and homes. The Alliance, through education and legal means, seeks to end all social justification and legal authorization of corporal punishment.
Model faith-based statements to download
A model statement for multi-religious communities
Additional resources Raise awareness about the United Nations Study on Violence against Children. Run a discussion group or workshop in your church or community. Discuss ways of taking action in your local community. Follow the link to download the UN Study Report for children and adults. http://www.unicef.org/violencestudy/reports.html
Raise awareness and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Child Friendly Version of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Unicef Child Rights Lesson Plans
Unicef Resources – Convention on the Rights of the Child