Cambodia was the first country to undertake the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in Southeast Asia. The Government of Cambodia led the implementation of the VACS in 2013, and launched the VACS report in 2014.
The Ministry of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs led the implementation of the Cambodia VACS, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Government of Canada, PEPFAR, and UNICEF.
Using the findings from the VACS, the Government of Cambodia developed a costed, multi-sectoral national action plan to prevent and respond to violence against children. The country’s commitments span across sectors, with gender-sensitive strategies integrated into sectoral goals, cross-ministry coordination, and attention to the participation of children.
The launch of Cambodia’s first ever Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children was attended by Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG-VAC); Her Excellency Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia; Her Excellency Dr. Ing Kanthaphavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs; His Excellency Vong Sauth, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation; and Debora Comini, UNICEF Representative to Cambodia.
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This study seeks to explore the magnitude of witnessing intimate partner violence between caregivers, its association with other types of violence, and the relationship between witnessing intimate partner violence in the past and current mental distress.
This study explores the rarely studied prevalence and dynamics around disclosure, reporting, and help seeking behaviours of children who ever experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
This study aims to explore the effects of poly-victimisation and gender attitudes on mental distress and suicidal ideation among adolescent girls in Cambodia and Haiti.
The purpose of this study was to investigate experiences of violence by age and sex across in Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.
Explore this analysis looking at risk factors of childhood emotional, physical, sexual violence, and polyvictimization for children aged 13–17 from Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys across six countries.
This paper uses data on childhood violence for 10,042 individuals from Cambodia, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania.
This study sought to produce the first internationally comparable estimates of the magnitude, characteristics, risk factors, and consequences of sexual violence against boys in three countries.
An overview of the data found in Cambodia's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
This document outlines the government of Cambodia’s core commitments to prevent and respond to violence against children leading to the development of a National Action Plan on violence against children in Cambodia.
This study estimates the health and economic burden of violence against children in Cambodia, addressing a significant gap in the current evidence base.
Explore the data in Cambodia's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.