Côte d’Ivoire

The Ministry of Women, Family, and Children led the implementation of the Côte d’Ivoire VACS in 2019. In September 2020, they launched the Côte d’Ivoire Violence Against Children and Youth Survey Report.

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For an overview of the data found in Côte d’Ivoire’s Violence Against Children and Youth Survey, download the Côte d’Ivoire one-pager fact sheet.

 

Key highlights include:

 

19% of girls experienced sexual violence in childhood.

 

47% of girls experienced physical violence in childhood.

 

7% of girls and young women who experienced pressured or physically forced sex reported a resultant pregnancy.

 

Among girls who have experienced sexual violence, less than 3% of girls received help.

11% of boys experienced sexual violence in childhood.

 

61% of boys experienced physical violence in childhood.

 

Among boys who have experienced sexual violence, less than 3% of boys received help

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2020 - Côte d’Ivoire Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

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Côte d’Ivoire is currently in the process of developing its response plan. Check back for more progress updates.

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Partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence through advocacy and public awareness efforts. Stay tuned for updates.

Côte d’Ivoire VACS Partners

Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations: PEPFAR, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Violence Prevention (CDC/DVP) and the UNICEF

Government: The Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Women, Family, and Children

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