Uganda has a long history of trying to end corporal punishment against children at home and in schools. In 1997, Uganda passed the Children Act banning corporal punishment, but the problem persisted almost unchanged due to widespread beliefs in its benefits to children.
In 2016, the act was expanded, yet over 90% of grade school children report having experienced corporal punishment in school. We know that corporal punishment causes trauma to children, and is used most by teachers who have experienced trauma themselves.
This cycle of harm is being changed by the Healing Advocacy workshops that Brendah is facilitating in Uganda. In August alone, Brendah trained over 165 teachers in trauma-informed healing, and many report that one of the biggest changes they experience is a different perspective on corporal punishment—learning that it causes more harm to already traumatized students and committing to ending this form of abuse in their schools.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support this life-changing work! Your advocacy is helping to break generational cycles of trauma and violence in tangible ways.
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