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.
Completed, implementing response
Regional meeting on prevention and response to violence against girls, boys, and adolescents.
This resource provides evidence that VACS data and associated processes contribute to meaningful policy change and action to end violence against children and adolescents and gender-based violence.
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and contraceptive behaviors among young women and men in Honduras.
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.
Linking Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys to Coordinated and Effective Action: CDC and the Together for Girls Partnership is intended to serve as a guide for countries and Together for Girls partners interested in undertaking VACS and supporting data-informed actions to address the burden and consequences of violence against children and youth.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Honduras.
This study assessed the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in Honduras and associated health risks and risk behaviors among young adults using data from the 2017 Honduras Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS).
Explore data from the Honduras and El Salvador Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) reports launched in 2019.
An overview of the data found in Honduras' Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Explore the data in Honduras' Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Social norms drive gender inequalities and violence, and even though access to education is a human right, learners across the globe are impacted by school-related gender-based violence.
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.
Every child around the world deserves the opportunity to learn. Education is a basic human right and a necessary pathway to ending extreme poverty. We know that equitable, quality education has an immense power to transform the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.
Education is a fundamental human right and a critical pathway to ending extreme poverty. Equitable, quality education has an immense power to transform the lives of individuals, families, communities, and nations.