Sampling design and methodology of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys

Globally 1 billion children are exposed to violence every year. The Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) are nationally representative surveys of males and females ages 13–24 that are intended to measure the burden of sexual, physical, and emotional violence experienced in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.

It is important to document the methodological approach and design of the VACS to better understand the national estimates that are produced in each country, which are used to drive violence prevention efforts.

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