Protecting Children from Violence

Through our global partnership, we have supported data to action to help protect children from violence. Our global landscape analysis provides the first comprehensive review of country efforts following their Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), synthesizing the views of 225 stakeholders from across 20 countries.  

  • VACS make invaluable, multifaceted and long-term contributions to preventing and responding to violence against children
    and youth and gender-based violence.
  • Multisectoral coordination is key to post-VACS processes.
  • VACS help drive the broad-based, multisectoral systems change that is needed to prevent and respond to violence against children and youth and gender-based violence.
  • There is an urgent need for more funding for ending violence against children and youth and gender-based violence.
  • VACS demonstrate that preventing and responding to violence against children and youth and gender-based violence is a
  • knowable, solvable problem.

Our Approach 

Problem


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

Data


Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), supported by the CDC, have collected nationally representative data on the rate of physical, sexual, and emotional violence experienced before age 18.

Action


We support countries in developing and implementing National Action Plans that respond to VACS. This is achieved through direct technical support; learning and change platforms; landscape analyses, and regional workshops.

Change


Shared knowledge products unveil best practices and positively influence multi-sectoral engagement among stakeholders. Strategic packaging of our materials advocates for investment into National Action Plans and facilitates cross-country learning.

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