A corporal punishment or a physical punishment is a punishment which is intended to cause physical pain to a person. When it is inflicted on minors , especially in home and school settings, its methods may include spanking or paddling. When it is inflicted on adults, it may be inflicted on prisoners and slaves. Physical punishments for crimes or injuries, including floggings , brandings , and even mutilations , were practised in most civilizations since ancient times. With the growth of humanitarian ideals since the Enlightenment , such punishments are increasingly viewed as inhumane in Occidental societies.
What Is Harassment and How Is It Punished in Central Asia?
Asians Reveal the Craziest Ways Their Parents Punished Them as Kids
A Pakistani woman who was gang-raped in as punishment for the alleged sins of her brother has told the BBC that women in her country never get justice. Mukhtar Mai was attacked in the southern Punjab village of Meerwala, allegedly on the orders of village elders, because her younger brother supposedly had a relationship with someone inappropriate. After Ms Mai took the unusual route of seeking justice through court, her case attracted national and international attention. I remember everything. It's not something I can forget - it'll always be a part of my life. It happened in
Corporal punishment 'widespread' in Indian schools
Corporal punishment is still widespread in India's schools, despite the fact it is illegal, according to a report. Its report found that the majority of these children attended state schools. Out of the 13 countries which were the subjects of the research, India was ranked third in terms of the estimated economic cost of corporal punishment. The study, Prevention Pays, found discrimination by caste and gender was the major cause of violence against children in India.
For Central Asia, the term is relatively new, but this does not mean that there is no harassment in the countries of the region. Follow us on LinkedIn. We discussed the topic of harassment with the expert on gender violence and gender equality, the founder of the SVET public fund Moldir Alban.