The Uganda Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) provides nationally representative data to inform policies and programming aiming to end violence against children in Uganda. Moreover, the Uganda VACS is the first global Violence Against Children survey to provide regional level data, allowing for even more targeted programmatic implementation. The VACS includes detailed information revealing Ugandan children’s
experiences of sexual violence, physical violence, and emotional violence. This data incorporates overall prevalence of each type of violence, relationship to perpetrators, time and place of the incident, the health and behavioral consequences resulting from violence, and children’s service knowledge and uptake. The VACS also contains extensive information on several other relevant VAC-related issues, including the overlap of different types of violence, health risk behaviors of children and youth, HIV knowledge and testing behaviors, and attitudes towards gender and intimate partner violence (IPV).