The Government of Côte d’Ivoire led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2018, and launched the VACS report in 2020. Côte d’Ivoire is the third country ever to incorporate HIV testing into the VACS methodology to learn more about the intersection of HIV and violence — and the first country to use community testing methods (finger prick).
The Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Women, Families, and Children led the implementation of the VACS with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PEPFAR, and UNICEF.
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire is in the process of developing its response plan, and partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence.
VACS completed, implementing response
Explore the results from a secondary analysis of VACS data by Together for Girls, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Global Affairs Canada.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Côte d'Ivoire.
This country fact sheet provides an overview of the data found in Côte d'Ivoire's VACS report
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.
Together for Girls is promoting meaningful partnerships amongst local agencies to catalyze full scale support for children.
For decades, advocates and researchers have stressed the need to collect more data on both violence against children and violence against women and have pushed to make sure data is disaggregated by sex, age and geography.
As we think about the past year there are undeniable moments of collaboration and partnership that provide hope as we prepare for the year ahead.
Every child deserves to be safe at home, in their communities, and at school. However, findings from the VACS show that many children experience school-related gender-based violence. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Violence Against Children and Youth Survey report, reveals new data about the state of violence against children throughout Côte d’Ivoire, but also, pointing to critical facts that were previously unknown.
Ashleigh Howard — a global health epidemiologist with expertise in violence and HIV — shares her top 10 things you should know about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys.