In 2012, the Government of Haiti 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 2014, the Government of Haiti launched their first VACS report with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.
This study utilized a three-stage clustered sampling design to administer a population-based household survey about victimization due to physical violence to 13–24 year old Haitians.
This study explores the rarely studied prevalence and dynamics around disclosure, reporting, and help seeking behaviours of children who ever experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
This article examines the effect of internal displacement from the 2010 Haitian earthquake on long-term physical, emotional, and sexual violence against children.
This study aims to quantify the prevalence of forced sex, pressured sex, and related pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women in five low- and middle-income countries.
Explore this study examining the prevalence of, and relationships between, violence victimization and negative health correlates of Haitian youth exposed to the 2010 earthquake.
This study aims to explore the effects of poly-victimisation and gender attitudes on mental distress and suicidal ideation among adolescent girls in Cambodia and Haiti.
The purpose of this study was to investigate experiences of violence by age and sex across in Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.
This study examines how exposure to emotional violence is associated with suicide ideation in childhood and adolescence in low- and middle-income countries.
This study sought to produce the first internationally comparable estimates of the magnitude, characteristics, risk factors, and consequences of sexual violence against boys in three countries.
This article explores findings from Haiti’s first nationally representative survey focused on childhood violence to help inform the development of a national action plan for violence against children.
An overview of the data found in Haiti's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
This report summarizes the content and recommendations that emerged from the Global Meeting on Violence against Children in Ezulwini, Swaziland, 2014.