In 2014, the Government of Lao PDR launched the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) — the first of its kind — 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 2016, the Government of Lao PDR launched their first VACS report with support from CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.
Linking Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys to Coordinated and Effective Action: CDC and the Together for Girls Partnership is intended to serve as a guide for countries and Together for Girls partners interested in undertaking VACS and supporting data-informed actions to address the burden and consequences of violence against children and youth.
Learn more about the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), including background on the process for implementation, details about the type of data found in the surveys, and information on where the surveys have been conducted so far.
An overview of the data found in Lao PDR’s Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Explore the data in Lao PDR's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Learn more about sexual violence against children, adolescents, and youth with data from the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS), including data on prevalence and perpetration.
Using infographics, this document visualizes the findings of the national Violence against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in Lao PDR.