oa Article 19 - Promoting positive discipline in South Africa : national workshop

Volume 4 Number 1
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In response to the decision taken in parliament at the end of 2007, on the one hand not to prohibit parental corporal and humiliating punishment in South Africa and on the other to include parenting programmes in the Children's Amendment Act 41 of 2007, the Working Group on Positive Discipline held a national workshop on 15 April 2008. The objectives of the workshop, attended by a wide range of stakeholders including government departments and institutions, civil society organisations and children and young people, were to strengthen the support base for prohibiting all forms of corporal punishment, discuss the implementation of positive parenting programmes in the country, and inform future advocacy initiatives.

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