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Key figures

In about 15 years of constant work, CAPREC registered more than 1,700 victims, men, women, children, from 24 different African countries. Amongst these victims, more than 400 women declare having suffered from rape and sexual tortures during armed conflicts or political instability periods.

From 2001 to 2012, CAPREC registered 1,500 victims of torture, of which:

  • 1,000 primary victims (persons who directly suffered from torture)
  • 500 secondary victims (relatives of persons victims of torture)
  • 286 women raped in armed conflicts
  • 23 nationalities (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Soudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroun, Congo, Chad, Central Africa Republic).