Violence against children, whichever form it takes, leaves its mark in the short and long term. Even when there are no signs of physical harm, or when the physical harm has healed, there was trauma. We must protect children from violence to prevent long-term impacts and ensure children who experience violence receive the quality support they need to start to recover.
The long-term consequences of violence: Protecting the mental health of children and youth in Namibia
In 2019 the government of the Republic of Namibia completed a nationally-representative Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) interviewing 5,191 children and youth (13-24 years old) about their experiences of physical, sexual, and emotional violence.
This study aimed to understand cycles of violence among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia to inform violence prevention and treatment interventions.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Namibia.
This report explores results from the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in Namibia.
This brief explores the results of the 2019 the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey, which found that both boys and girls experience unacceptably high rates of emotional, physical, and sexual violence in Namibia.
Explore the data in Namibia's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
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.