Resolution condemning the practice of corporal punishment

The National Assembly passed resolution on 12th March 2013 condemning the practice of corporal punishment. Caregivers in institutions such as hospitals, hospices and orphanages as well as Faculty of Education institutional institutions including schools and madrassas are especially called upon to refrain from physically reprimanding children.

This House calls upon all segments of society to play their part in raising awareness, changing behavior, amending laws and ensuring our children are protected from any harsh physical, mental and verbal abuse and/or coercion which is negatively impacting their healthy growth and development.