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Getting involved / Taking action

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Support the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
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.

USA Campaign:
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.

Take action
Encourage religious leaders and communities to take a lead in both promoting law reform to give children equal protection and in supporting parents in positive non-violent discipline.

Use this handbook as a resource
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  • Challenge those who use their religion to justify physical punishment of children. Religious values of compassion, respect for human dignity, justice, equality and non-violence are not compatible with corporal punishment of children.  Contact us for resources
  • Take part in media and public debate. Write to your MP urging them to support law reform to give children equal protection. Download the Global Initiative Campaigns Manual
  • Use the Charter for Religious Communities as a framework for activities in your religious community.
  • Use the Kyoto Declaration – A Multi-religious commitment to confront violence against children as a tool for engaging multi-religious support.
  • Hold a Vigil or Event dedicated to children and non-violence. Download a copy of a  Vigil  held in St Bene’t’s Church, Cambridge 2011.
  • Observe Universal Children’s Day, 20 November. Download Prayers for Universal Children’s Day  See  publication Ending corporal punishment of children – A handbook for worship and gatherings
  • Host a roadshow to promote positive non-violent discipline – Contact us for resources


Additional resources for raising awareness
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.

Raise awareness and understanding of the United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child with both adults and children.  Use UNICEF Child Friendly Version of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child