Zambia

The Zambia Health and Wellbeing Survey (H-Well) is the first national survey of violence against children in the country. The policy brief with key preliminary findings of Zambia’s H-WELL Survey was released in November 2015, and the final report will be launched in the third quarter of 2016. The findings were featured by UNICEF ESARO in the launch of the regional campaign on violence against children held in November 2015 in South Africa.

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20% of girls experienced sexual abuse prior to the age of 18.

 

Among those who had sex before age 18, 26% of girls described their first sexual intercourse as unwanted.

 

Service usage after violence is extremely low; no girls reported receiving services for any incident of sexual abuse occurring prior to age 18.

10% of boys experienced sexual abuse prior to the age of 18.

 

Among those who had sex before age 18, 6% of boys described their first sexual intercourse as unwanted.

 

Service usage after violence is extremely low; only 7% of boys reported receiving services for any incident of sexual abuse occurring prior to age 18.

Download the report:

2014 - Zambia Health & Wellbeing Survey (H-WELL)

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A three-day workshop among key ministries and civil society was held in November 2015 to produce core priority commitments, which will guide the elaboration of a full multi-sectoral national response plan.

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

Zambia Partners:

Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations: UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (CDC/DVP)

 

Government: Ministry of Gender and Child Development (MGCD) in collaboration with Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health (MCDMCH), Central Statistical Office (CSO), the University of Zambia/Department of Population Studies (UNZA_DPS)

 

Non-Government: Save the Children International, Lifeline/Childline Zambia

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