Colombia Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2020 (data collection 2018)

In 2018, the Government of Colombia launched the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS), with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the Together for Girls partnership. The VACS measure multiple forms of violence against children and adolescents including sexual, physical, and emotional; they also provide important data on risk factors, protective factors, and consequences of violence. In 2020, the Government of Colombia launched their first VACS report with support from CDC, USAID and other partners.

Partners include:

  • Government: Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Ministry of Justice and Law, Ministry of National Education, Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF), National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (INMLCF), National Department of Planning (DNP), and National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE).
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: CDC, United States Agency for International Development, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Colombia.
Colombia VACS Report cover