Honduras is the first country to conduct a Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in Latin America. The Government of Honduras led the implementation of the VACS in 2017, and launched the VACS report in 2019.

The Honduras Sub-secretary of Security coordinated the implementation of the VACS, with support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and United States Agency for International Development Central America Regional Security Initiative (USAID/CARSI).

Using the results of the VACS, the government developed and launched the National Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children in 2021. The government, UNICEF, and other partners are in the process of planning the implementation of the National Action Plan.

Honduras VACS Report 2019

Milestones and commitments to ending sexual violence against children

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Key stats from the Honduras VACS: