The Government of Zambia launched the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2018 with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, UNZA and other partners. Led by national governments with the support of the CDC as part of the Together for Girls partnership, the VACS are nationally-representaive household surveys of 13-24 year olds males and females. The VACS measure the burden of sexual, physical and emotional violence experienced in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. VACS also measure contextual information about violent occurrences as well as risk and protective factors for victimization and perpetration, health and social consequences of violence against children and youth, knowledge and use of health services available for those who have experienced violence and barriers to assessing such services.
Source of Information
Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, University of Zambia, United Nations Children's Fund, Save the Children International, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Violence against Children in Zambia: Findings from a national survey, 2014, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Lusaka, 2018.
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