Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

I Inactive

Key Information

To solve a problem, we must first understand it. The Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) are nationally representative household surveys of adolescents and young people (ages 13 to 24) that generate a wide range of groundbreaking information about violence in childhood and young adulthood. To date, 26 VACS surveys have been completed in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa

Botswana, Cambodia, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


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Sub-Secretariat of Security in Prevention, Secretariat of Security, Sectoral Cabinet of Prevention, Peace and Coexistence, and National Institute of Statistics of Honduras (INE), CDC, United States Agency for International Development, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Honduras.

Ministry Affiliation



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COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

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Education areas

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Target Audience(s)

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School Enrolment Status

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Education goals

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