In Peru, as of 10th December 2015, it is against the law for parents, teachers, anyone at all to hit or otherwise humiliate a child. No excuses.
There are now 48 countries that have made it illegal to hit a child, and 52 more have made commitments to bring in this legislation. The number of nations that now reject the culture of child-punishment has reached 100. That’s almost half the nations of the world, in less than 40 years. More and more people are likely to wake up to how odious the idea of hitting for discipline really is. It must be really sinking in by now; that ‘normal’ is not necessarily ‘good’.
Viva Peru! Read more about it here.