Over a third of sexual violence cases reported at police stations and health facilities in Lusaka, Zambia from 2000–04 involved children ages 10–14, according to a 2009 Population Council review. National gender crime statistics show that 2,234 cases of defilement were reported to the police in Zambia in 2013 alone. In an attempt to ensure that child survivors receive the full range of both legal/justice and healthcare services, Zambia Police Service, the Ministry of Health, and the Population Council are working to operationalize Zambia’s National Guidelines for the Multidisciplinary Management of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence. This Learning Brief is one in a series of five that share critical, initial understandings of VAC that will help us respond more effectively to the problem.
"The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Zambia (Brief #5)." Nairobi: Population Council, 2016.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa