The Zambia Health and Wellbeing Survey (H-Well) is the first Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) conducted in the country.
The Government of Zambia led the implementation of the VACS in 2014 with support from UNICEF, PEPFAR, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government released the policy brief with key preliminary findings of the H-WELL survey in 2015. The findings were featured by UNICEF ESARO in the launch of the regional campaign on violence against children held in South Africa in November 2015.
The government launched the final VACS report in 2018.
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This study was a secondary analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Zambia.
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.
This study specifically investigates the role of fathers and whether paternal violence victimization is associated with peer violence perpetration, above and beyond maternal violence victimization.
This study aims to quantify the prevalence of forced sex, pressured sex, and related pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women in five low- and middle-income countries.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Zambia.
This study examined the prevalence of forced sexual initiation and its consequences associated with forced sexual initiation among youth aged 13–24 years in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
This article explores how the use of innovative approaches to analyzing proxies for gender norms, generated evidence that gender norms impact the health of women and men across life stages, health sectors, and world regions.
From 2013 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with Together for Girls and the governments of Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia to plan and implement Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys.
An overview of the data found in Zambia's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (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.
High-quality, disaggregated data on school-related gender-based violence is essential to help drive effective policies and programs for prevention and response.
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.