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VACS Reports and Publications

VACS Reports


Malawi

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Malawi, for which CDC provided technical guidance and assistance with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare; the Center for Social Research at the University of Malawi; the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the Together for Girls Partnership; and the UK Government. Contributions were also made by a multi-sectoral task force of Malawian Ministries and NGOs.  The report documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence experienced by girls and boys during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey.

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Cambodia

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Cambodia, for which CDC provided technical guidance and assistance with the National Institute of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning. Study coordination was provided by UNICEF Cambodia and further guidance was provided by the multi-sectoral steering committee on Violence Against Children led by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, co-chaired by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and consisting of key ministries and government agencies including the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Cult and Religion, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Ministry of Information, Cambodian National Council for Children, and the National AIDS Authority. The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey, and includes findings for girls and boys.

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Republic of Haiti

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in the Republic of Haiti, for which CDC provided technical guidance and coordination, that was also guided by the Comité de Coordination (CC), a multi-sectoral task force consisting of government ministries and partners from social welfare, the police and legal system and health care sectors, the United Nations and civil society, and implemented by the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED). The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey, and includes findings for girls and boys.

Download English version [PDF 8.3MB] | Download French language version [PDF 8.3MB]


Kingdom of Swaziland

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Swaziland, for which CDC provided technical support and guidance, that was coordinated and implemented by UNICEF, with support from a steering committee comprised of staff of the Swaziland Government and local NGOs. The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey among girls.

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Nigeria

Summary findings from the first national violence against children survey in Nigeria, for which CDC provided technical guidance, that was coordinated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children; the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the European Union; the Together for Girls Partnership; the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development; the Steering Committee on Violence Against Children and the Technical Working Group on Violence Against Children and NGOs. This summary report documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence experienced by girls and boys during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey.

Download Summary Report[PDF 16.7MB]

Download Full Report[PDF 20.5MB]


Republic of Kenya

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Kenya, for which CDC provided technical support and guidance, that was coordinated by UNICEF,  implemented by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) with support from a Technical Working Group of Kenyan Ministries and NGOs. The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey, and includes findings for girls and boys.

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Republic of Zimbabwe

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Zimbabwe, for which CDC provided technical support and guidance, that was coordinated by UNICEF, implemented by Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) with support from Collaborative Centre for Operational Research and Evaluation (CCORE) and a Steering and Technical Committee comprised of staff from the Zimbabwe government. The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey, and includes findings for girls and boys.

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United Republic of Tanzania

Findings from the first national violence against children survey in Tanzania, which was coordinated by UNICEF and conducted by CDC with support from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and a Multisectoral Task Force. The survey documents the scale of sexual, physical and emotional violence during childhood and in the 12 months preceding the survey, and includes findings for girls and boys.

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VACS Resources

Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) Fact Sheet

This document illustrates global VACS data while providing hope for a safer future through violence prevention and response programs.


INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children Globally, hundreds of millions of children — up to one billion — have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE: 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. INSPIRE is WHO’s main contribution to the newly established Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.

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