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India: the campaign to end violence in schools

India: the campaign to end violence in schoolsThis Plan India report is an adaptation of Plan's global campaign launch report and focuses on violence in Indian schools – covering corporal punishment, sexual violence and bullying.

Plan India's national Learn Without Fear campaign was launched in November 2008 by Chairman of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights Shanta Sinha, and Plan India patron, actor Anil Kapoor.

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    Published: November 2008
Help end violence in schools

Everyone benefits from reducing violence in schools

Everyone can play their part in reducing school violence

Research shows corporal punishment can cause children to feel suicidal

Children have the right to be safe at school

90 countries legally permit corporal punishment in schools

No country is immune from violence in schools

Violence in schools happens everywhere, every day

Violence in schools has devastating long-term consequences

All violence in schools is preventable

In Zambia one-third of 13-15 year-olds have been raped

Children who suffer family violence are more likely to be bullies

Our school principal punishes us very hard. She makes us go down on our knees over small stones or bottle screw tops for over 20 minutes and also she often pulls our ears.

Girl, 8 years old, Paraguay