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The Government of Uganda, civil society organisations, and international partners participated in a Data-to-Action (D2A) workshop in Kampala, Uganda, June 14–16, 2023. The workshop was co-convened by the Office of the Prime Minister’s Department of Refugees and the Baobab Research Programme Consortium, with support from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development; UNHCR; and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters staff. The Humanitarian Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (HVACS) D2A workshop supports countries in creating violence prevention priorities directly informed by HVACS data. These priorities are created by linking HVACS data to the suite of evidenced-based and prudent practices using the “INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children” technical package. The 2022 Uganda HVACS is the first representative study to estimate the prevalence of sexual, physical, and emotional violence against children and youth in humanitarian settlements. Survey results can be used to identify risk and protective factors for violence and abuse and to develop effective prevention strategies, as well as to inform HIV epidemic control in refugee settings in Uganda.






Baobab: Filling Gaps in Evidence to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among Vulnerable Populations in Refugee Settings in the East and Horn of Africa