This indicator measures the number of reported incidents of corporal punishment in schools, by teachers or school administrator in the last 5 years


Even in countries where corporal punishment is outlawed, there can be cases in which teachers still use it against children. A significantly low number of reported incidents of corporal punishment does not necessarily reflect a true lack of incidents of school corporal punishment; it may actually reflect underreporting of such incidents, which may be indicative of inadequate access to complaint mechanisms and / or inadequate awareness among children of the importance of reporting such incidents

Human Rights Standards: 

Articles 19 & 28 (2), Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 7, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Article 11 (5), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; Article 12 (1) (c) & (d), Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa; Article 16, Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Article 17 (1) (b), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 3, European Convention on Human Rights

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