Never Violence – Promoting legislation against corporal punishment of children

Twelve experts from Tanzania, Indonesia, Britain, Mexico and Kazakhstan are to take part in a three-day programme of meetings and workshops in Stockholm.

The experts will be visiting the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, where they will meet State Secretary Pernilla Baralt, and the group will also meet Mats Jägerskog, Secretary-General of BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society). In addition, they will visit Barnahus who runs communal ‘children’s houses’ , the Schools Inspectorate, Men for Equality and the home of children’s author Astrid Lindgren.  The programme also includes a whole day spent at Save the Children Sweden.

The visit is a Swedish Institute initiative in collaboration with Save the Children Sweden, the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment, and Swedish embassies abroad.
Sweden is a pioneering country in the Global Partnership for Goal 16.2 in Agenda 2030 (Social Development) on the elimination of violence against children.
The purpose of the Never Violence programme is to strengthen international efforts to legislate against corporal punishment of children both in the home and at school.

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