International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment: It’s Time to Act Now

From End Violence Against Children Partnership Corporal Punishment is the most common form of violence against children, often occurring at the hands of those whom children trust the most – their caregivers. Around 4 in 5 of all children aged 2-14 years worldwide are subjected to violent forms of discipline in their own homes.  Corporal …

Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code: End Physical Punishment in Canada

Please find the Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code. It lays out the reasons that repeal is necessary, the long-lasting issues of physical punishment, and what the implications of repeal would be. The CCRC is proud to be a supporter of the Rationale for Repeal, along with many others including: CHEO, …

Join the Global Forum for Children & Youth: Together to #ENDviolence Spotlight Session

INVITATION: Together to #ENDviolence spotlight session at the Global Forum for Children & Youth (CY21) Co-hosted by UNICEF and the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21) will be held virtually from 7 to 9 December 2021. CY21 will bring together children and young people alongside senior leaders from the United Nations, …

Letter to Endorsers of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement, November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in …

Ending Corporal Punishment webinar

Check out this webinar by Canada’s Dr. Joan Durrant and others, put on by the World Health Organization and Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children Corporal punishment is a highly prevalent form of violence against children (VAC) and a breach of children’s human rights . Its widespread social acceptance means that a level of …

Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

See below for a recent post from CHEO regarding the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth was developed by a national coalition of organizations facilitated by CHEO. Based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with …