The Government of Botswana led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2015, and launched the VACS report in 2019. Botswana, with support from PEPFAR, is the first country to incorporate HIV testing into the VACS methodology to learn more about the intersection of HIV and violence.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development coordinated the implementation of the Botswana VACS, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PEPFAR, and UNICEF.
Botswana is currently in the process of developing its response plan, and partners are working to prevent and respond to violence.
Completed, implementing response
Explore the data in Botswana's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
An overview of the data from Botswana's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Learn more about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), including background on the process for implementation, details about the type of data found in the surveys, and information on where the surveys have been conducted so far.
On May 11-13, 2022, senior government officials and civil society leaders from over 30 African countries gathered at the Pan-African symposium on violence prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.