Completed, Implementing Response

Kenya

Kenya implemented the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in 2010, released its report and action plan in November 2012, and released the first public data set in 2014.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 31.9% 17.5%
Experienced physical violence 66% 73.1%
Experienced emotional violence 25.8% 31.9%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 24.3% 8.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 10.7% 4.2%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months
-- Question not asked

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 47.3%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- --
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
--Question not asked

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 30.3%
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 31% 10.9%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 12.5% 8.3%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 84.4% 44.2%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 88.6% 56.4%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 7.1% 52.8%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 1.8% 34.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 45.9% 35.8%
Sought services for sexual violence 6.8% 2.1%
Received services for sexual violence 3.4% 0.4%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Survey completed in 2010. Results launched in 2012.
View full VACS report

Lao PDR

Lao PDR conducted the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in 2014 and launched the VACS report in 2018.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 7.3% 12%
Experienced physical violence 15% 17.2%
Experienced emotional violence 24% 24.2%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced** 4.8% 1.7%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
** Among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 4.1% 6.2%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence** 63.2% 79.3%
**Among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 54.4% --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- 15%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- 5.2%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- 5.3%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- 7%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse ** --
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 4.1% 0%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 1.6% 0.7%
**Estimate is unstable

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 28% 32.5%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 7.6% 34.4%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 2.4% 12%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 0% 14.7%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 13.8% 46.8%
Sought services for sexual violence 0% 32.6%
Received services for sexual violence 0% 26.2%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available

Survey completed in 2014-2015. VACS report launched in 2018.
View preliminary report

Malawi

Malawi completed its Violence Against Children and Young Women Survey (VACS) data collection in 2013 launched its final VACS report on March 24, 2015.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 21.8% 14.8%
Experienced physical violence 42.4% 64.5%
Experienced emotional violence 20.3% 28.8%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 37.7% 9.8%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 22.8% 12.7%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 76.3% 79.3%
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 33.4%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA 62%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA 34.4%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA 46.8%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA 23.4%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
NA Data not available

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 33%
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 15% 8%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 6.4% 4.2%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 19.9% 32.8%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 6.8% 30.1%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 9.7% 25%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 0.8% 19.1%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 61.2% 64.7%
Sought services for sexual violence 9.6% 5.9%
Received services for sexual violence 9% 5.9%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Survey completed in 2013. Results launched in 2015.
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Nigeria

Nigeria, in 2014, conducted the first Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in West Africa, with a summary report released in 2015 and a full report in 2016.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 24.8% 10.8%
Experienced physical violence 49.7% 52.3%
Experienced emotional violence 17% 20.3%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 25.5% 9.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 16.4% 8.4%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 64.1% 76%
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Violence Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 39.6%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence 37.9%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence 17.7%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence 28.6%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence 10%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 15%
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 13.1% 6.1%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 4.8% 3.4%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 40.5% 57.2%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 18.9% 44.8%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 8.8% 34.6%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 2.4% 23.2%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 38.3% 26.9%
Sought services for sexual violence 5% 2.6%
Received services for sexual violence 3.5% 1.5%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Survey completed in 2014. Results launched in 2016.
View full VACS report

Haiti

In 2012, Haiti was first country in the Caribbean and the first emergency-affected country to conduct the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) following the 2010 earthquake.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 25.7% 21.2%
Experienced physical violence 60.5% 57.2%
Experienced emotional violence 34.6% 27.2%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 23.1% 11.1%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 19% 10.9%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 28.9%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 16%
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 39.7% 13.2%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 27.3% 8.3%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 80.8% 58%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 72.9% 37.7%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 36.4% 79.7%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 29.4% 63.2%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 57% 37.4%
Sought services for sexual violence
Received services for sexual violence 10% 6.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Survey completed in 2012. Results launched in 2014.
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Rwanda

The Rwanda Ministry of Health/Rwanda Biomedical Center led the implementation of the VACS with funding from International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and contributions from UNICEF Rwanda and CDC.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 23.9% 9.6%
Experienced physical violence 37.2% 59.5%
Experienced emotional violence 11.8% 17.3%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 29.1% NA
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 11.7% 5.4%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 76% 69%

Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 30% NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- 21.4%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- 13.5%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- 18.9%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- 6.8%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 47.8% --
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 15% **
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 9.6% **

** - estimate is unstable/not enough observations

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 16.0% 19.8%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence ** 17.1%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet
**Estimate is unstable/not enough observations

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 55.7% 32.6%
Sought services for sexual violence ** **
Received services for sexual violence ** **
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
** - Estimate is unstable/not enough observations

Survey completed in 2015-2016. Results launched in 2018.

eSwatini

Swaziland undertook the Violence Against Girls Survey (VACS) in 2007 to describe the epidemiology of the violence and identify potential risk and protective factors.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*.

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Only girls were interviewed in Swaziland

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 37.8%
Experienced physical violence 22.4%
Experienced emotional violence 26.2%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence


Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Only girls were interviewed in Swaziland.

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 16%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA
NA - Data not available
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Only girls were interviewed in Swaziland.

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 35.6%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18.

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Only girls were interviewed in Swaziland.

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Only girls were interviewed in Swaziland.

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 48%
Sought services for sexual violence NA
Received services for sexual violence 13.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available

Survey completed in 2007. Results launched in 2007.
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Tanzania

The Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) of Tanzania was completed in 2009, results were launched in 2011, and assessed levels of violence against girls and boy, including health effects

Prevalence of Violence in Childhood*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 26.7% 11.6%
Experienced physical violence 57% 52.7%
Experienced emotional violence 19.2% 25.6%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 27.3% 18.8%
*As reported by 18-24 year olds
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18
Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.

Incidence of Violence
Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 14.7% 6.1%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 64.6% 50.8%
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months
Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 24.7%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- --
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
As reported by 13-24 years olds
-- Question not asked
Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 31%
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 11.8% **
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 6.9% 4.5%

Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.
** Estimate is unstable

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 46.1% 56.9%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 24.4% 30.2%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 36.1% 61.2%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 19% 31.3%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 52.3% 31.4%
Sought services for sexual violence 22% 11.5%
Received services for sexual violence 13% **
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
** Estimate is unstable
Tanzania numbers may differ from the Violence Against Children Final Report, 2009 due to different analytic approaches.

Survey completed in 2009. Results launched in 2011.
View full VACS report

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Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development led the implementation of the Uganda VACS with support from partners. In August 2018, they launched the “Uganda Violence Against Children: Findings From a National Survey 2015” Report.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 35.3% 16.5%
Experienced physical violence 59.3% 68%
Experienced emotional violence 33.8% 36.0%
First instance of sexual intercourse forced or coerced 20.3% 4.8%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 25.4% 11.2%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 83.2% 81.3%
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 20% NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA 42.1%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA 34.7%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA 44.3%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA 18.0%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 13-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by forced or coerced sexual intercourse 28.3% NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 22.1% 33.4%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 13.1% 23.9%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 38.7% 46.3%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 40.0% 42.7%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 10.1% 30.0%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 5.2% 29.3%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 57% 53%
Sought services for sexual violence 10% 8%
Received services for sexual violence 8% 5%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2016. 2018
View full VACS report

Zambia

The Zambia Health and Wellbeing Survey (H-Well), conducted in 2014, is the first national survey of violence against children in the country.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 20.3% 10%
Experienced physical violence 33.8% 40.1%
Experienced emotional violence 15.9% 20%
First instance of sexual intercourse forced or coerced 26.2% 5.6%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 16.6% 5.6%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 66% 78.8%
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 51.6% 26.8%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- 43.0%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- 19.4%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- 38.3%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- 8.9%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by forced or coerced sexual intercourse 19.2% NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 21% 20.3%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 14% 8.2%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 31.8% 66.8%
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 23.3% 44.1%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 8.4% 27.1%
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 4.8% 31.0%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 51.6% 51.4%
Sought services for sexual violence 1.4% 7.2%
Received services for sexual violence 0 7.2%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2014. Preliminary results launched in 2015.
View full VACS report

View preliminary report

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) was completed in 2011.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 32.5% 8.9%
Experienced physical violence 64.1% 76.1%
Experienced emotional violence 28.7% 37.5%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 40.7% 7.4%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 8.5% 1.8%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 47.5% 4.8%
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 77.7% --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence -- --
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence -- --
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18
--Question not asked or data not calculated in VACS report

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse 34.3% --
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 26.7% 16.1%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 12.4% 4.3%

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence 93.9% **
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 89.4% **
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence 2.1% **
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 0.9% **
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
** Estimate is unstable

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 51.8% 45.1%
Sought services for sexual violence 4.3% 2.4%
Received services for sexual violence 2.7% 2.4%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18

Survey completed in 2011. Results launched in 2013.
View full VACS report

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Cambodia

In 2013, Cambodia was the first country to undertake and launch the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Southeast Asia.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence 4.4% 5.6%
Experienced physical violence 52.7% 54.2%
Experienced emotional violence 19.4% 25%
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced 24.2% 8.9%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Past year experiences among 13-17 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months 3% 0.1%
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence 54.1% 81.8%
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner 23.9%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence 19.9%
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence 18.3%
*Respondents reported on experiences prior to age 18

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse **
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence 35% 5.6%
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence 9.6% 2.3%

** Estimate is unstable

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*
As reported by 19-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence ** **
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence 6.6% 18.7%
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence ** **
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence 0 10.2%
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
** Estimate is unstable

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

As reported by 18-24 year olds

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence 50.6% 20.6%
Sought services for sexual violence 38.9% 5.7%
Received services for sexual violence ** **
*Childhood is defined as prior to age 18
**Estimate is unstable

Survey completed in 2013. Results launched in 2014.
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Report Forthcoming

Lesotho

The government of Lesotho led the implementation of the VACS in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2018. Report forthcoming.

Colombia

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in Colombia. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2018. Report forthcoming.

Côte d’Ivoire

Ministry of Promotion of Women, Families, and the Protection of Children led the implementation of the Cote d'Ivoire VACS in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2018. Report forthcoming.

El Salvador

The Vice-Ministry of Prevention of El Salvador led the implementation of the El Salvador VACS in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in December 2017. December 2017

Honduras

The Honduras Subsecretary of Security led the implementation of the Honduras VACS in 2017. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2017. Report forthcoming.

Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development led the implementation of the VACS in 2016. Botswana, with support from PEPFAR, is the first country to have included HIV testing. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in 2016. Report forthcoming.

In Progress

Moldova

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in Moldova. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in .

Mozambique

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in Mozambique. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in .

Namibia

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in Namibia. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in .

China

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in China. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in . Results launched in 2014.
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Guatemala

Together for Girls is proud to be working with partners in Guatemala. Stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses.

Prevalence of Childhood Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence NA NA
Experienced physical violence NA NA
Experienced emotional violence NA NA
First instance of sexual intercourse physically forced or coerced NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
First instance of sexual intercourse unwanted among those who had intercourse before the age of 18

Incidence of Violence

Statistic Female Male
Experienced sexual violence in last 12 months NA NA
Experienced two or more incidents of sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet
Experienced multiple incidents of sexual violence among those who experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months

Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration*

Statistic Female Male
First instance of sexual violence was perpetrated by a partner NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience sexual violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who experienced physical violence NA
Perpetrated partner violence, among those who did not experience physical violence NA
NA - Data not available yet

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Became pregnant by physically forced or coerced sexual intercourse NA
Suicidal ideation among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Suicidal ideation among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA

Consequences of Childhood Sexual Violence in Past Year*

Statistic Female Male
Infrequent condom use among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Infrequent condom use among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who experienced sexual violence NA NA
Multiple sex partners among those who did not experience sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Services for those who Experienced Childhood Sexual Violence*

Statistic Female Male
Told someone about an experience of sexual violence NA NA
Sought services for sexual violence NA NA
Received services for sexual violence NA NA
NA - Data not available yet

Survey completed in .

The Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) is led by CDC as part of the Together for Girls Partnership

Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) Status

Completed, implementing response
Report Forthcoming
In Progress
The Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) is led by CDC as part of the Together for Girls Partnership