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Youth voices are critical in new evidence on the epidemiology of violence, and how we can prevent it

Participants from the Data to Action research course reflect on the lessons from utilising Violence Against Children and Youth Survey data to generate new research on violence in 4 VACS countries.

  • 20th May 2024
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How a decade of data is leading solutions to keep children safe

Change is possible, and violence is preventable. By implementing evidence-based policies and targeted interventions we can end violence against children.

  • 19th April 2024
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Schools offer unique opportunities to prevent violence against children

A billion children spend a significant proportion of their time in school every day, making school settings a key factor in interventions to save more children from violence.

  • 26th March 2024
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Sinovuyo participant listening to the Economic Strengthening Facilitators during a session. Credit: Young Heroes

Young Heroes of Eswatini: How parenting support is helping keep children safe

Young Heroes, an Eswatini-based organization working to protect vulnerable children, is contributing to reducing the prevalence of violence against children and adolescents in the country through their parenting program.

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Making it clear: how is money spent to address child sexual abuse?

Safeguarding childhood is a first of its kind report by FP Analytics, revealing how governments allocate resources to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse, and where that money goes.

  • 8th February 2024
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Project HOPE focuses on ending childhood violence through schools in Namibia

Powered by data, an upcoming national initiative aims to create safer schools in order to develop safer communities.

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Ending violence against children: Using data to drive action

Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) Taskforce and Thrive Coalition presents evidence-based interventions on preventing violence against children globally.

  • 12th February 2024
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A child holding their parent's hand

Lifeline/Childline Namibia tackles violence prevention through parenting

The National Parents and Caregivers Strategy draws on VAC data to break cycles of violence in Namibia, one family at a time

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To end school-related gender-based violence, we must progress gender equality

School-related gender-based violence is a particularly egregious form of gender-based violence because it happens to children who sometimes do not even recognise it as violence.

  • 29th September 2023
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How do we keep children safe? It starts with data

To prevent violence we must first understand it. Using our data with evidence-based frameworks ´╗┐allow governments to inform public health action to keep kids safe.

  • 22nd September 2023
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Puska and her son at the Kigamboni Community Centre. Photo: Together for Girls/Alexandra Tucci Thomas/Tanzania.

Revealed: lessons from 20 countries after the world's largest survey on violence against children

Violence is preventable. Banning child marriage has been achieved because of contributions from the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS). But greater investment is urgently needed to ensure that more data collection and other hard-fought wins continue.

  • 21st August 2023
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How are youth activists using data to fight gender-based violence?

What are the current pathways for youth participation in research? To end gender-based violence issues of intersectionality must be addressed. Critically, all strategies for using data on these intersectional issues must prioritize youth and survivor voices. This is particularly true in both development and humanitarian contexts.

  • 6th July 2023