Equal Protection For Children
SAIEVAC, the SAARC Apex Body for Children, launches the first ever inter-governmental campaign against corporal punishment in South Asia. The Campaign "Equal Protection for Children" aims at ending the legality, social acceptance and practice of corporal punishment in South Asia.
The SAIEVAC "Equal Protection for Children" campaign is guided by the articles, values and principles of UNCRC, including non-violence, maximum development, non-discrimination and child participation.
SAIEVAC regional and national mechanisms will lead the campaign supported by the South Asia Coordination Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG) and its national counterparts, NACGs, in the respective Member States.
Positive parenting & discipline refers to adult's behaviour towards children based on the best interest and respecting evolving capacities of the child. It takes into account wider practices and principles of child development, child rearing and childcare.
After Bangladesh and Pakistan, Nepal became the third country in the SAARC region to launch National Campaign against Corporal Punishment of children. The campaign was launched as the main theme of the National Children’s Day Celebration that was graced by Honorable Prakash Man Singh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Governance on 14th September 2014 in Kathmandu. The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare announced the launch of the national campaign in collaboration with the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children [SAIEVAC], the South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children [SACG] and the National Action and Coordinating Group against Violence against Children [NACG]-Nepal.
The South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC), the SAARC Apex Body for children is organizing a Workshop of the Experts to Review the Legal Status of Corporal Punishment in South Asia and recommend Model Laws for explicit prohibition of Corporal Punishment from 23rd to 24th May 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Workshop is being organized by SAIEVAC Regional Secretariat, in collaboration with SAARCLAW, is going to review the legal status of corporal punishment in SAARC Member States.
Experts from the Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment, SAARCLAW, South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG), National Mechanism in Nepal as well as SAIEVAC Regional Secretariat will be present to review the laws and policies relating to corporal punishment in South Asia. The meeting will also recommend model laws for explicit prohibition of all corporal punishment in the member states
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