The pathways by which adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with early marriage and early pregnancy are poorly understood. Early marriage and early pregnancy may be risk factors for adulthood intimate partner violence (IPV).
Understanding the relationship between ACEs, early marriage, early pregnancy, and IPV may help inform prevention efforts. For example, programs aiming to reduce early pregnancy may consider addressing sexual violence experienced in childhood.
The aim of this study was to assess the relationships among ACEs, early marriage, early pregnancy, and IPV among women in Honduras.
Weighted data from 1,436 women aged 18–24 years used from the Honduras Violence Against Children and Youth Survey 2019 (data collected in 2017). Path analysis used to estimate relationships and accounted for sample design, non-response, and within-country clustering.
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The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and contraceptive behaviors among young women and men in Honduras.
Explore the results from a secondary analysis of VACS data by Together for Girls, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Global Affairs Canada.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Honduras.
This study assessed the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in Honduras and associated health risks and risk behaviors among young adults using data from the 2017 Honduras Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS).
Explore data from the Honduras and El Salvador Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) reports launched in 2019.
Social norms drive gender inequalities and violence, and even though access to education is a human right, learners across the globe are impacted by school-related gender-based violence.
Every child deserves to be safe at home, in their communities, and at school. However, findings from the VACS show that many children experience school-related gender-based violence. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Every child around the world deserves the opportunity to learn. Education is a basic human right and a necessary pathway to ending extreme poverty. We know that equitable, quality education has an immense power to transform the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.
The three-year investment seeks to address barriers to education for girls and adolescent girls in the Northern Triangle, Colombia, and sub-Saharan Africa.