In 2007, the Government of Eswatini 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. The Government of Eswatini launched their first VACS report with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.
Explore the data in Eswatini's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) Priority Indicator Report.
This article explores the analysis of the associations between emotional abuse and putative risk, and protective factors and health outcomes.
This paper uses data on childhood violence for 10,042 individuals from Cambodia, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania.
This study explores the evidence linking violence against women and HIV, including on the cycle of violence and the links between violence against children and women.
This report summarizes the content and recommendations that emerged from the Global Meeting on Violence against Children in Ezulwini, Swaziland, 2014.
Explore this study on the scope and characteristics of childhood physical abuse in Swaziland.
This article explores risk factors for sexual violence in childhood in a nationally representative sample of females aged 13 to 24 years in Swaziland.
This study looks at the prevalence and circumstances of sexual violence in girls in Swaziland, and assesses the negative health consequences.
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.
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.
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).