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Table 3 Victim students’ frequency and tendency of reporting rape to anyone, 2015 (n = 71)

From: Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage %
Frequency of facing rape in life time
 One time 39 55.0
 Two times 13 18.2
 Three times 12 17.0
 Four times or more 7 9.8
Family shared (knew) about the rape
 Yes 14 19.7
 No 57 80.3
Rape applied/reported to the legal system or police
 Yes 6 8.4
 No 65 91.6
Reasons for not sharing/telling to anybody about the rapea
 Feeling of shame/guilty 39 54.9
 Afraid of families reaction 28 39.4
 Didn’t know what to do 26 36.6
 Afraid of the public reaction 14 19.4
 Afraid of the perpetrator 11 15.4
 Other 7 9.8
  1. aMultiple responses possible, cannot add up to 100%