Violence against Children in Kenya: Findings from a National Survey, 2019

Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Kenya, Department of Children’s Services

This report presents findings from the Kenya 2019 Violence Against Children Survey (VACS). This survey is the second nationally representative survey conducted in Kenya on violence against children and youth, following the first VACS in 2010. The survey measures the prevalence, nature, and consequences of physical, emotional, and sexual violence against children and youth. The survey enhances the country’s capacity to design, implement, and evaluate violence prevention programmes and build successful child protection systems. The VACS results include several notable findings that provide critical insights into the experiences of Kenyan children and youth.