Zimbabwe Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report 2011

The National baseline survey on life experiences of adolescents is the first nationally representative study on violence against children in Zimbabwe. It successfully covered 1,062 female and 1,348 male respondents aged 13-24 years. The survey is part of a global initiative which has already been undertaken in Swaziland, Tanzania, and Kenya.

Partners included:

  • Government: Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats), Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Ministry of Labour and Social Services, Ministry of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Zimbabwe Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment, Ministry of Media Information and Publicity, and National AIDS Council.
  • Bilateral and multilateral organizations: UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID, and CDC Division of Violence Prevention.
  • Non-government: Collaborative Center for Operational Research and Evaluation (CCORE), the Nduna Foundation, and the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (CDC/IERHB).
Zimbabwe national baseline survey VACS report 2011