Rwanda Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2018 (data collection 2015)

In 2015, the Government of Rwanda 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 2018, the Government of Rwanda launched their first VACS report with support from CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.

Partners included:

  • Government: Ministry of Health/Rwanda Biomedical Research Center, Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion/National Commission of Children, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Education, Rwanda National Police, University of Rwanda, and National Council of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: UNICEF Rwanda, CDC, and International Development Research Centre.
  • Non-government: Haguruka and World Vision.
Rwanda VACS Report 2015