The VACS Process Review leverages high-level partnerships to support, test, and evaluate innovative models for developing and/or adapting a government-led, multi-sectoral National Action Plan in response to VACS data. Partners also seek to capture lessons learned from the VACS process in order to improve future survey implementation. Please click on our partner logos to learn more:

Together for Girls (TfG) is a critical and highly respected actor in this field of work, having successfully distinguished itself both for its technical expertise as well as its current role in bringing together the diverse stakeholders needed to understand and work to prevent and respond to violence against children. In addition to its global role, TfG works on the ground in 20 countries, and is well-respected in the violence community.

The Violence against Children Surveys are led by CDC as part of the Together for Girls partnership. The surveys measure physical, emotional, and sexual violence against girls and boys. The CDC works with countries to conduct the VACS to help guide programs and policies to prevent violence before it starts. 

UNICEF provides technical and logistical support to countries implementing the Violence against Children Surveys. 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) serves as a study coordinator and implementation strategy director in several VACS countries. 

The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a United States governmental initiative to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and help save the lives of those suffering from the disease. PEPFAR is a supporting partner of the Violence Against Children Surveys, focusing on improving the health of adolescent girls and youth using groundbreaking research and evidence-based tools and surveys.

The CUNY School of Public Health’s Center for Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health (CIRGH) is a technical and managerial partner for the HEARD project. In this capacity, CIRGH has worked to conduct desk reviews and an analysis of peer-reviewed literature for the VACS Process Review.