Kenya: Post-VACS Data-to-Action Activities
In 2022, LVCT Health and World Vision Kenya agreed to work together to amplify specific aspects of the country’s response to Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) results.
In Kenya, which is one of just two countries globally to have completed two VACS (the other is Zimbabwe), the partners’ objectives are to create visibility and public awareness of the findings from the most recent (2019) VACS, facilitate county-level planning on implementing the National Prevention and Response Plan on Violence Against Children (NPRP), and allocate resources to the most appropriate interventions.
To this end, LVCT Health and World Vision Kenya are convening cross-sectoral workshops at county and national levels. In addition, LVCT Health is carrying out a retrospective qualitative analysis to explore what policy and program efforts stakeholders in Kenya consider most likely to have contributed to the reduction in violence measured between the first and second VACS. This analysis is co-funded by Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and USAID’s HEARD Project.
Implementer Spotlight: LVCT Health
Anne Ngunjiri, Senior Technical Advisor at LVCT Health, shares how the Violence Against Children Surveys are informing protection policies, response programs, and provision of survivor care in Kenya.