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.
The National Planning Exercise on initiating campaign on Corporal Punishment at the Member States level was held on 31st May, 2012 parallel to the 3rd Governing Board Meeting.
The South Asia Follow Up Regional Technical Consultation on the UN Study on Violence Against Children was held from 29th to 30th May, 2012 in the premises of Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka.