The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Together for Girls Partnership (which includes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNFPA, WHO/PAHO, and the Government of Canada), and the UN Agency for Migration, have planned a Latin America Regional Meeting for Prevention and Response to Violence Against Girls, Boys and Adolescents. The aim is to bring together key actors from across Latin American countries and the regional and global levels, to discuss the current state of the data collected on violence in childhood and programs and policies implemented to address such violence, in order to strengthen capacities for prevention and response to violence in childhood at the national and regional levels.
The Regional Meeting will take place on February 7-8, 2017, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Some Latin American countries participating in the meeting have planned to implement Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) with the technical support of CDC, to better understand and address violence against girls and boys. There are also countries, such as Mexico, which are committed at the highest political level to addressing violence against children, and are in the process of developing new national strategies. For all countries, this will be an opportunity to share experiences and explore new strategies at country and regional level, in order to address and prevent violence in childhood and adolescence, and for shared learning, discussion and strategic planning among global, regional and national partners.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Honduras.
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.
Attitudes and behaviors that can exacerbate the risk for or facilitate acts of sexual violence against adolescents and children are grounded in broad social norms.