Hitting people is wrong – and children are people too. Corporal punishment of children breaches their fundamental rights to respect for their human dignity and physical integrity. Its legality breaches their right to equal protection under the law. Corporal punishment in schools breaches the right to education. Urgent action is needed in every region of the world to respect fully the rights of all children – the smallest and most fragile of people. This report reviews progress towards prohibition of corporal punishment in schools and describes the actions that need to be taken to ensure that children’s rights to protection from all forms of corporal punishment and to non-violent education are enshrined in national laws.