Eswatini Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2007

In 2007, the Government of Eswatini (previously Swaziland) 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.

  • Government: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, Central Statistics Office, Royal Eswatini Police.
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO, CDC Division of Violence Prevention, and USAID.
  • Non-government: Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse, Save the Children, World Vision, and National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS.
Eswatini VACS Report 2007