These downloadable reports give you an overview to issues related to corporal punishment in India
Studies on the State Of Corporal Punishment in India
The Ministry of Women and Child Development published the first nationwide study on child abuse in India.1 The study revealed a high prevalence of corporal punishment of children in all the settings – their family homes, schools, institutions and on the streets.
69 percent of children reported physical abuse, including corporal punishment, in one or more situations. Of children abused within the family, in the majority of cases the perpetrators were parents (88.6 percent), followed by teachers (44.8 percent), employers (12.4 percent), caregivers (9.5 percent), NGO workers (4.8 percent) and others.
Guidelines to Enable Move Towards Prohibitions of Corporal Punishment?
In August 2007, the NCPCR wrote to all chief secretaries with detailed guidelines recommending that there should be no gradations while judging corporal punishment and noted that “small acts” should not be condoned, but nipped in the bud, as they actually lead to gross violations. Approximately 12 states/ union territories responded and undertook initiated measures based on the guidelines.
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Ethical Reportage- Guidelines to Cover Children in an Age-appropriate and Sensitive Manner
UNICEF has developed these principles to assist journalists as they report on issues affecting children. The guidelines are meant to support the best intentions of ethical reporters: serving the public interest without compromising the rights of children.
Media Voices that Highlighted Issue of Corporal Punishment
Journalists are often the champions of human rights. Not only do they often give voice to public opinion but also shape it. They arm governments and civil society with information to effect change.
This downloadable report compiles a cross-section of effective media stories angles which highlight the issue of corporal punishment with sensitivity and from a child-rights perspective.
The Global Guidance from the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Corporal Punishment
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