Violence against Children Surveys: Resources

Violence against Children

Using science to fuel action and end violence against children

factsheet on VACS

Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) Fact Sheet

This document provides an overview of VACS with a data snapshot and summarizes evidence-based prevention programs that countries can use after completing VACS.


INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

Close to one billion children around the globe have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIREExternal: seven strategies for ending violence against children identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. Use the INSPIRE HandbookExternal for guidance on implementing strategies for ending violence against children.

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See Child Abuse and Neglect Resources for more articles, publications, data sources, and prevention resources about child abuse and neglect. 

Page last reviewed: July 23, 2018