Haiti Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2014 (data collection 2012)

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.

Partners included:

  • Government: Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (lead ministry), Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Education.
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, IOM, and CDC Division of Violence and Prevention.
  • Non-government: Brigade for the Protection of Minors, Haiti Adolescent Girls Network, KOFAVIV, PotoFamm+Fi, Kay Fanm, ANAPFEH, World Vision, ENPAK, Handicap International, and HPP AKSE: Health Policy Project, University Research Cooperation.
Haiti VACS Report 2014