Positive Planet Teams with Raising Voices to Combat Violence Against Children

Raising Voices (www.raisingvoices.org) is an organization located in Kampala, working to prevent violence against women and children. From August 25th through the 27th, Positive Planet facilitated a workshop led by Raising Voices, designed to address the problem of corporal punishment in Uganda's primary schools. Sadly, corporal punishment, while officially illegal is pervasive throughout Uganda. Since 2007, Positive Planet has been working with teachers and administrators to confront this problem and discover humanistic alternatives to corporal punishment. Twenty-one teachers from six Universal Primary Education schools participated in the workshop. Positive Planet will work with Raising Voices over the coming year to ensure that each of our schools develops a plan of action that begins the process of change. Stay tuned for more on this exciting initiative