28% of women in Tanzania say their first sexual experience was forced *

Democratic Republic of Congo:

The UN has called Eastern Congo the rape capital of the world. A woman in the North Kivu Province is more than 100 times more likely to be raped than a woman in the United States.**

South Africa:

42% of females and 38% of males aged 13-23 reported being a victim of physical dating violence.


Nearly 1 in 3 women were physically forced by a partner to have sex against their will within the past 12 months.


16% of hospital patients in Zaria treated for sexually transmitted infections were younger than 5.****

*World Health Organization, 2011
** Study by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Stony Brook University, and the World Bank. CS Monitor, 2011.
*** WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women, 2005