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NCPA initiates programme to eliminate corporal punishment

9 February 2018 - 54   - 0

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has initiated a programme to eliminate Corporal Punishment meted out to children in all settings.

Ina statement the NCPA said it hopes to sensitize Principals and Teachers on the contents of the circular relating to the rights of the child to protection from corporal punishment.

"Awareness Raising methods such as street-drama, interactive workshops and discussions will be used to create public opinion on this mode of cruel and degrading form of punishment, " the statement said.
Further the NCPA calls on the general public to inform the Authority through its 24 hour child-line ‘1929’if children are being subjected to this type of institutionalized and systematic violence.

The recently released concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Child highlights the need to combat corporal punishment in the home, in alternative care setting, in penal institutions, as well as in schools.

 

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