Banning Corporal Punishment in Schools

Implementing positive discipline in Tanzanian schools

A child stands in front of their school
UNICEF Tanzania


Implementing positive discipline in Tanzanian schools

Law reform to prohibit corporal punishment of children


Children have a right to learn without violence in school, whether in a public, private, government-subsidised or faith-based institution. As well as violating children’s rights, overwhelming evidence shows that the use of corporal punishment in schools can impede learning and contribute to school drop-out. A school culture that ensures a safe, respectful environment for students and teaching staff and promotes learning, will benefit students, teachers and the wider community. Download the briefing to learn more.

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