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The Index: Peacekeeper Rape, by the Numbers

Total number of allegations of sexualized violence reported in 2015 against United Nations personnel, according to the UN: 99

Number of confirmed attacks on women and children by the UN in 2015 in countries with peacekeeping missions: 69

Number of UN personnel serving in peacekeeping operations in 2015: 124,746

Number of countries with current UN peacekeeping missions in which personnel were accused of sexualized violence in 2015: 9

Number of UN peacekeeping missions currently operating globally: 16

Number of UN peacekeeping missions in Africa in late 2014: 9

Percentage of sexualized violence allegations against UN personnel in 2015 in African countries: 80

Number of reported allegations against UN staff in Central African Republic in 2015: 22

Percentage of women who experience sexualized violence by the age of 15 in CAR: 47

Number of reported allegations of rape by UN staff in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015: 16

Number of rape cases reported in a nine-month period in 2014 in Congo, according to the United Nations Population Fund: 11,769

Number of reported allegations of rape by UN staff in 2015 in Mali: 5

Number of perpetrators involved in a single allegation of rape in Mali in 2013: 10

Allegations of sexualized violence against UN staff members or UN volunteers in 2015: 15

Rape allegations in 2015 involving military personnel, including UN military observers: 38

Rape allegations in 2015 against police personnel, including UN police officers: 16

Number of allegations in 2015 in which investigations had been completed by late January 2016: 17

Number of allegations of paternity due to rape by UN staffers reported to the UN in 2015: 15

Number of paternity claims established: 2

Number of allegations of sexualized violence referred for investigation by UN between 2010 and 2014: 285

Of those, number of investigations still ongoing: 6

Allegations against UN personnel that were found to have been substantiated in that period: 106

Percent of allegations against UN personnel, statistically, that are substantiated: 40

Number of investigations into confirmed allegations between 2010 and 2014 in which information is still pending before any action can be taken: 30


For our “Index on the Cost of Violence Against Women,” please click here.

For our “Index on Justice for Rape in War,” please click here.

For our “Index on Sexualized Violence at Home,” please click here.

For our “Index on Rape in War,” please click here.


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