A special program to eradicate violence against children

A special program to eradicate violence against children

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A special program will be launched to eradicate violence against children in schools and children’s homes, said the National Child Protection Authority.
The UN Committee Report on the Rights of the Child was released yesterday. The report has emphasized that the parties responsible should pay special attention to eliminate violence against the children in Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, all the principals and teachers will be made aware of the disciplinary actions circular in schools issued by the Ministry of Education.
According to the Circular, the Child Protection Authority points out that physical punishment is prohibited in schools. It has also elaborated on alternative measures to be taken.