This marks the first webinar in the Implementation Science Collaborative’s “Evidence to Policy Webinar Series: Protecting Children from Violence.” This upcoming webinar will have a global focus while subsequent events will examine the contexts of East and Southern Africa and Central and Latin America regions. The series will be co-hosted by Together for Girls; East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community; Universidad de los Andes; University Research Co. with support from USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project.
With leadership from Together for Girls, this first webinar will focus on the findings from the recently published landscape analysis on “Using Data to Inform National Efforts to End Violence Against Children: Country Experiences and Lessons following Violence against Children and Youth Surveys.” A panel, moderated by Daniela Ligiero, CEO and Executive Director of Together for Girls, will highlight key findings and recommendations, and include commentary from country and survivor representatives.
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.
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.
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.
Ashleigh Howard — a global health epidemiologist with expertise in violence and HIV — shares her top 10 things you should know about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys.
Launched in 2007, the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys in Eswatini was the first of its kind and a prototype for surveys to come, focused on sexual, physical, and emotional violence against girls and young women.
Global landscape analysis provides evidence that the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) drive policy and program reform.
We’re reflecting on a truly pivotal moment in our partnership’s history: the launch of the first Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).