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Kenya Violence Against Children Study 2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
KVAC 2010
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2010 - 12/2010
Series or system 
Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Violence Against Children Study (VACS) is a global effort to collect data on violence against children. The study monitors the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, emotional violence, and exploitation. VACS aims to inform prevention efforts, policy regarding child safety, and the utilization of health services.  

The 2010 VACS in Kenya was the first, national effort to document violence against children. Data were collected through a household survey.The study canvassed 1,306 females and 1,622 males between the ages of 13 to 24 years. The study split the sample into two age groups: participants 18 to 24 years and participants 13 to 17. The older group were canvassed for experiences of violent acts prior to age 18. The younger group were asked to recount experiences that had occurred in the 12 months preceding the survey.