Rainbo Data

The Rainbo Initiative collect vital data around gender-based violence. This data is collected by our outreach teams daily, when they visit communities. Data is also collected from our Rainbo Centres on how many survivors we see, their age and what type of gender-based violence they experience.

The data is compiled in to an extensive database by Rainbo Initiative’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team at the Rainbo Head Office in Freetown. This data is then studied and analysed. Yearly trends and district and regional differences in cases can be clearly seen in Sierra Leone.

2018 Yearly Statistics

During 2018 Rainbo Centres saw 3,137 cases of sexual and physical assault in our 5 Rainbo Centres but only 1.2% of these cases were successfully prosecuted.

  Freetown Kenema Kono Bo Makeni Grand Total
# of sexual assault cases 1,598 717 517 53 15 2,900
# of physical assault cases 2 32 203 0 0 237

2019 Monthly Statistics

January 2019 Data
# of sexual assault cases374
# of physical assault cases 15
# of pregnancy cases 55
# of HIV/AIDs cases 0
# of other STIs 286
# of referrals from Family Support Unit376
# of referrals from the community 13
# of Cases with first time Magistrate Court appearance 33
# of cases committed to High Court 10
# of cases successfully prosecuted 35
# of cases Dismissed 2

Request to use Rainbo Initiative’s Data

Rainbo Initiative are often asked to share their detailed data with third parties to try and increase the awareness around gender-based violence in Sierra Leone. Whilst we want to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence in Sierra Leone, Rainbo Initiative have strict policies to adhere to.

The information provided on the Rainbo Initiative website of the past year’s statistics and past month’s statistics may be used by third parties as long as Rainbo Initiative are referenced.

All requests for additional data have to be approved by Rainbo Initiative’s Senior Management Team. If you would like to request for more detailed Rainbo Initiative data then please contact us here.