In 2010, the Government of Zimbabwe commissioned a National Baseline Survey on Life Experiences of Adolescents (NBSLEA). The survey is part of a multi-country Violence Against Children Survey initiative which seeks to provide, for the first time, comparable national population-based estimates that describe the magnitude and nature of the problem of abuse experienced by children in Zimbabwe. Through the NBSLEA, Zimbabwe hopes to bridge the data gap on violence against children and to inform policies and programmes to better protect children. The report covers three forms of violence against children, that is, sexual, physical and emotional. NBSLEA will play an important role in increasing understanding of the extent of violence against children and of its influencing factors in the Zimbabwean society, thus informing national policies and programmes.
Source of Information
Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Collaborating Centre for Operational Research and Evaluation (CCORE), 2013. National Baseline Survey on Life Experiences of Adolescents, 2011