Protecting Children from Violence

Protecting Children from Violence: Data to Action

Transferring Data Into Action

Partners in the Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC) support efforts to ensure that data from studies is leveraged in a way that will strengthen policies and programs to end violence against children. In addition, the ISC connects countries that can learn from each other’s experiences in this arena. Read below to learn more about our data-to-action approach and the value of conducting and utilizing results from Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS).

Our Approach 


According to a report by the World Health Organization, 1 billion children 2–17 years old have suffered violence (physical, sexual, or emotional) or neglect in the past year.


Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), funded by CDC, have collected data on the prevalence of physical, sexual, and emotional violence among 13 to 24 year olds.


National, regional and international partners help develop policies and programs that respond to the unique violence situations illuminated by the VACS.


Countries implement informed policies and programs that will ultimately prevent and eliminate violence against children.

Knowledge Hub

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Explore evidence and research critical to ending all forms of violence against children. This content has been curated from over 700 partners who have made major contributions to violence prevention.

Resources include Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) reports, questionnaires, action plans, datasets, advocacy materials, and more.

Learn about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) that have been performed in the region.

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