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Namibia’s first Violence Against Children Survey was conducted in 2019. Interviews were conducted with 5,191 children and youth 13-24 years old about their experiences of physical, sexual, and emotional violence. The findings show that both boys and girls experience high rates of physical, sexual, and emotional violence.

 

On September 28, 2021, Namibia launched their VACS report in celebration of the Day of the Namibian Child.

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

 

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Key highlights include:

 

12% of girls experienced sexual violence in childhood.

 

7% of 13-24 year old girls and women experienced physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse at their first experience of sexual intercourse.

 

7% of 13-24 year old girls and women who experienced coerced or physically forced sex became pregnant

 

41% of boys experienced physical violence in childhood.

 

7% of boys experienced sexual violence in childhood.

Download the report:

Namibia VACS report - Namibia

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Namibia held consultations to develop a data to action plan. Following additional support from stakeholders, this plan was expanded into a National Plan of Action to stop Violence Against Children. Check back for more progress updates on the NAP.

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

VACS briefings:

PARTNERS

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