March 2019 update
For now, all Rainbo Initiative data has been removed from the website at the request of the Senior Management Team. Please follow the below instructions if you would like to access our GBV 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.
|# 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
|# of sexual assault cases|
|# of physical assault cases|
|# of pregnancy cases|
|# of HIV/AIDs cases|
|# of other STIs|
|# of referrals from Family Support Unit|
|# of referrals from the community|
|# of Cases with first time Magistrate Court appearance|
|# of cases committed to High Court|
|# of cases successfully prosecuted|
|# of cases Dismissed|
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.