Resources

Child abuse neglect journal
VACS journal articles

The association between youth violence and mental health outcomes in Colombia: A cross sectional analysis

This study explored sex-stratified relationships between violence and mental health/substance use among Colombian youth.

International journal injury control
VACS journal articles

Predicting adolescent boys’ and young men’s perpetration of youth violence in Colombia

This study uses Colombia’s 2018 Violence Against Children and Youth Survey data to examine risk and protective factors associated with violence perpetration among 13–24-year-old males.

Journal of adolescent health
VACS journal articles

Violence exposure among adolescent boys and young men in Colombia with a lifetime history of transactional sex

This analysis examined the associations between lifetime transactional sex and experience of violence among 13- to 24-year-old males.

Oaks partners perspectives on ending child sexual violence
Video

Perspectives on ending sexual violence against children from leaders in the field

Leaders in the field to prevent sexual violence against children share their views on how we can create a safer world for all children.

imagina case study
Case study

Challenges and lessons learned in the development of the Departmental Action Plans to end VAC in Colombia

This case study describes the development process of the “Departmental Action Plans”, within the framework of the development and implementation of Colombia’s National Action Plan to end VAC.

imagina case study
Case study

Colombia's National Action Plan’s monitoring strategy

This case study describes the strategy implemented to monitor Colombia's National Action Plan (NAP).

Colombia NAP report
Technical reports

Colombia's development of a National Action Plan to end violence against children and youth 2021-2023

This report aims to identify the milestones, key actions, and lessons learned from the development of the NAP in Colombia.

vacs course webinar
Video

From data to action: A course on analyzing and using the VACS

This webinar showcases the outcomes of the Violence Against Children & Youth Surveys (VACS) course, by Together for Girls, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and BD.

Guatemala Youth Survey
Technical reports

Guatemala Youth Survey 2019 Report

This report gathers the findings from the Guatemala Youth Survey (GYS) conducted in 2019 by the Ministry of Public Health and other international organizations.

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Lancet journal
VACS journal articles

Prevention, healing, and justice: a survivor-centred framework for ending violence against women and children

To end violence against women and children, our framework for action muct encompass prevention, healing, and justice.

LVCT Kenya qualitative report
Technical reports

Kenya’s journey towards protecting children: A decade of change (2010-2019)

This qualitative study on violence against children was conducted to examine the shifts in children’s experiences of violence in Kenya from 2010 to 2019. The study explored violence against children policies and guidelines established during this period.

Lancet journal
VACS journal articles

Changes in prevalence of violence and risk factors for violence and HIV among children and young people in Kenya: a comparison of the 2010 and 2019 Kenya Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys

Previous research has shown a high prevalence of violence among young people in Kenya. Violence is a known risk factor for HIV acquisition and these two public health issues could be viewed as a syndemic. This study examines the changes in violence and risk factors for violence and HIV between 2010 and 2019.

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