Editor’s Note: At Together for Girls, we focus on data-driven solutions to prevent violence against children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re highlighting evidence-based interventions, strategies, and resources with our “Solutions Spotlight” series.
While many children and adolescents are out of school and staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, we know that home is not always a safe place. The data from our Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) shows that children and adolescents often face a great risk of witnessing or experiencing violence in the home. For women as well, who are most likely to experience violence from a partner, COVID-19 lockdowns further exacerbate the risk.
Now more than ever, we need solutions that tackle the pressing issues of violence against women and children. This week, we’re highlighting solutions in three of our partner countries, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, that help women and children get the help they need, during COVID-19 and beyond.
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We are delighted to launch our new Kenya storytelling hub. Propelled by the first Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2010, Kenya raised awareness, mobilized resources, and prioritized a decade of action to end violence against children. The results from the second VACS, launched earlier this year, show that these efforts paid off. Change is possible.READ MORE