Zambia Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) Report 2018 (data collection 2014)

In 2014, the government of Zambia 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 Zambia launched their VACS report with support from PEPFAR, CDC, UNICEF, and other partners.

Partners included:

  • Government: Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), Central Statistical Office (CSO), and the University of Zambia/Department of Population Studies (UNZA_DPS).
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: UNICEF and CDC Division of Violence Prevention.
  • Non-government: Save the Children International and Lifeline/Childline Zambia.
Zambia VACS Report 2014