The Government of Lao PDR led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2014, and launched the VACS report in 2018.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao Statistics Bureau, and the National Commission for Mothers and Children coordinated the implementation of the VACS, with support from UNICEF, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2018, the Government of Lao PDR launched a multi-sectoral response to the VACS.

Lao PDR VACS report 2018

Milestones and commitments to ending sexual violence against children

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Key stats from the Lao PDR VACS: