May 10, 2021
This case study describes the work of civil society organisations to introduce a law in Peru to prohibit the use of physical and psychological violence towards children. It offers valuable lessons for others aiming to inform policy change through children advocacy.
This case study analyses the advocacy efforts of two civil society organisations, INFANT and ONNAS, to introduce a law to end the use of physical and emotional violence against children and adolescents in Peru. It highlights the involvement of children and adolescents in the work of INFANT and ONNAS. Children's involvement in the advocacy campaigns helped raise the profile of the issue in the media and in society more widely. The case study examines factors that contributed to the success of their advocacy efforts. The campaign's focus on positive parenting strategies instead of punitive parenting approaches, and collaboration with politicians, journalists and artists, enabled their efforts. The case study also identifies barriers faced and the wider context in which their work took place. Finally, it considers the work that has been done by INFANT, ONNAS and other actors to support the effective implementation of the law.
The collaborative and strategic work of INFANT with ONNAS
The wider context of INFANT's actions
The implementation of the new legislation
Looking ahead: Lessons learned
Scope and methodology