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Lao PDR conducted the Violence Against Children Survey in late 2014. The final report launched in June 2018.

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For an overview of the data found in Lao PDR’s Violence Against Children Survey, download the Lao PDR one-pager factsheet.

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56% of females experienced more than one incident of physical violence in childhood.

Among females who experienced sexual violence in childhood:

  • 14% of females told someone about their experience, compared to almost half of males.
  • Only 5% of females knew where to seek help for an experience of sexual violence, compared to 58% of males.
  • Not a single female reported seeking or receiving help for an incident of sexual violence.

67% of males experienced more than one incident of physical violence in childhood.

 

12% of males reported experiencing sexual violence in childhood – more than females (7%).

 

1 in 4 males received help for an incident of sexual violence.

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Only 14% of girls told someone about experiencing sexual violence in childhood, as compared to
47% of boys.

Download the reports:

2018 - Violence Against Children in Lao: Full Report

2018 - Violence Against Children in Lao: Infographic

2016 - Violence Against Children in Lao: Preliminary Report

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Lao PDR conducted the Violence Against Children Survey in late 2014, and launched the final report concurrently the National Plan of Action.

Download the report:

2018 - Ending Violence Against Children in Lao PDR: A Multi-sectoral Response

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Partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence through advocacy and public awareness efforts. Stay tuned for updates!

Lao PDR Partners:

Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations: UNICEF Lao PDR, CDC

 

Government: National Commission for Mothers and Children, Lao Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Planning and Investment

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