Kenya Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2012 (data collection 2010)

In 2010, the Government of Kenya 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 2012, the Government of Kenya launched their first VACS report with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.

Partners included:

Government: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection - Department of Children Services (DCS) and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

Bilateral and multilateral organizations: CDC, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Institute for Global Health Sciences, Population Council, LVCT Health, and Kenya Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) Technical Working Group (TWG).

Kenya VACS Report 2012