The Government of Namibia led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2019, and launched the VACS report in 2021 in celebration of the Day of the Namibian Child.

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare coordinated the implementation of the VACS with support from PEPFAR and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Data collection was conducted by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) in close collaboration with the International Training and Education Center for Health at the University of Washington (I-TECH/UW) as the implementing partner.

Namibia VACS report

Milestones and commitments to ending sexual violence against children

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Key stats from the Namibia VACS: