Welcome to our resources page! Here you can find a series of resources specific to youth and religious leaders, as well as, other useful tools about child rightrs and how to address the issue of violence against children.

Resources for Youth
Resources for Religious Leaders

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Other useful resources:

  1. Ending Corporal Punishment of Children: This handbook is based on the premises that the major world religions value and respect the human dignity of every person including children and that compassion, justice, equality and non-violence are claimed by most people of faith to be central to their religion. At the same time it recognizes that there are those in most of the world's religions who use their faith and sacred texts to justify corporal punishment of children, and most campaigns for legal reform encounter strong resistance from some religious communities and organizations. Download.
  2. Ending Legalized Violence against Children: These global progress reports were published jointly by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden as a follow-up to the UN Secretary General's Study on Violence against Children. The reports include information on what it means to achieve law reform for the effective protection of children from all forms of violence, how to do it, and updates on active campaigns worldwide. Download 2010 2011.
  3. Legislative Reform to End Violence against Children: UNICEF and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have jointly produced a handbook Ending Violence against Children which describes the measures parliamentarians can take to end violence against children: they can legislate, oversee government activities, allocate financial resources and, as leaders in their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues. Download.
  4. The South Asia Forum for Ending Violence against Children (SAIEVAC): Initially established in 2005 as the South Asia Forum for Ending Violence against Children (SAF), following the Regional Consultation for the UN Study on Violence against Children, SAIEVAC is an institutional framework with the vision of ending all forms of violence against children in South Asia. SAIEVAC works within the mandate of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution and the SAARC Convention on Regional Arrangements for the Promotion of Child Welfare in South Asia. SAIEVAC is composed of representatives from the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with activities coordinated by a Regional Secretariat currently hosted by the Government of Nepal. Visit SAIEVAC.
  5. Child Disciplinary Practices at Home: Evidence from a Range of Low and Middle Income Countries: This UNICEF-published report's findings were launched at a 2010 panel discussion on better data and research to address violence against children, informing the development of new laws, policies and programmes to reduce the prevalence of violent child discipline. Download.
  6. A Handbook on Good Parenting: This handbook takes a stance that anyone can become a better parent if approached the task is approached thoughtfully and with clarity. Download.
  7. Support for Safe Learning Environments for Children: Plan International's 2008 global campaign Learn Without Fear is taking steps to stop violence in schools through legislative changes, innovative approaches, and training teachers in non-violent methods instead of corporal punishment. Download the 2010 progress report.
  8. Children in Islam: Their Care, Development and Protection. This guide book is an update of a previous publication from 1985 Child Care in Islam, published by Al-Azhar University in cooperation with UNICEF in 2005. The four themes of child rights, child health, child protection and child education are addressed in the guide book, which outlines key Islamic beliefs and traditions and how these impact the physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of children. Download.