VAC and VAW are often bound together in the household setting, sharing similar risk factors and commonly occurring in the same family.1

The overlapping associations between VAW and VAC such as gender inequality, male dominance in households, marital conflict - highlight the presence of key intersections between VAW and VAC.

VAC and VAW have traditionally been understood as two distinct areas, and policies, programmes and research focusing on VAW and VAC have therefore failed to account for the significant intersections between the two forms of violence.

A growing body of evidence, however, suggests the need to better understand how VAC and VAC intersect

1  Ending Violence in Childhood. Global Report 2017