The Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children

This locally driven research analyses how institutional, community, interpersonal and individual factors interact to affect violence in children’s lives.

Vulnerability to violence evolves in complex socio-economic and cultural contexts. It also begins to identify pathways to better inform national prevention strategies. The study places age and gender at its center, focusing on girls and boys at different stages of the life course, from the very young to older adolescents. This snapshot provides insights to the complexities that surround violence. Understanding and responding to the political as well as community contexts in which violence occurs builds more meaningful responses.