In 2014, the Government of Nigeria 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 2016, the Government of Nigeria launched their VACS report with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.
Nigeria VACS Report 2016
Explore the data in Nigeria's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
Summary report Nigeria VACS 2016
Nigeria VACS female questionnaire
Nigeria VACS male questionnaire
Nigeria VACS head of household questionnaire
This study conducts a multi-country, gender-stratified analysis of the relationship between age at first incident of physical violence and outcomes of wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa.
This study was a secondary analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Zambia.
This analysis employed data from 13–24-year-old females as part of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) in Nigeria, Uganda, and Malawi.
This study specifically investigates the role of fathers and whether paternal violence victimization is associated with peer violence perpetration, above and beyond maternal violence victimization.
This study seeks to explore the magnitude of witnessing intimate partner violence between caregivers, its association with other types of violence, and the relationship between witnessing intimate partner violence in the past and current mental distress.
This study provides comprehensive evidence on the negative effects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence on children’s well-being and educational outcomes in Northern Nigeria.
This study assessed whether the endorsement of inequitable gender norms about intimate partner violence against women and sexual behavior was associated with intimate partner violence victimization, intimate partner violence perpetration, and sexual risk behavior.
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 outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately.
This study examines the independent association between emotional violence and some health conditions, risk taking behaviors, and violence perpetration among Nigerian young adults.
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.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Nigeria.
This analysis examines the association between intimate partner violence perpetration and mental health for male and female adolescents and young adults in Nigeria.
This study examines the gendered association of acceptance of intimate partner violence across age, marital status, and education attainment — for male and female adolescents and young adults.
This study examined the prevalence of forced sexual initiation and its consequences associated with forced sexual initiation among youth aged 13–24 years in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
An overview of the data found in Nigeria's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
From 2013 to 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with Together for Girls and the governments of Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia to plan and implement Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys.
Explore the first study to estimate the economic burden of aspects of violence against children in Nigeria.
This document sets out the pathway that Nigeria will take to achieve the goal of ending violence against children.
On May 11-13, 2022, senior government officials and civil society leaders from over 30 African countries gathered at the Pan-African symposium on violence prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.