Switzerland Takes Stand Against Child Violence: “Non-Violent Parenting” to Enter Civil Code
Switzerland’s commitment to child welfare has taken a significant stride as the Federal Council announces its intent to enshrine the principle of “non-violent parenting”
In a move aimed at safeguarding children from all forms of violence, both physical and verbal
the Swiss cabinet has initiated a public consultation process to introduce corresponding amendments.
The existing criminal code in Switzerland already outlaws parental violence, extending its purview to encompass teachers, nursery staff, and after-school caregivers.
Federal Councilor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider’s proposed amendments now seek to solidify the principle of non-violent education for children in the civil code.