Table 2

Micro-narrative characteristics disaggregated by whether the micro-narratives were about sexual relations

Total (% of
About sexual relations (% of N=2078)Not about sexual relations (% of N=778)P value*
Who the micro-narrative was about
 Family member44715.733716.211014.1
 Someone else I know156754.9134764.822028.3
 Someone I heard34212.01627.818023.1
 Prefer not to say110.430.181.0
Outcome fair to woman/girl
 Not sure1685.9582.811014.1
Feelings about the micro-narrative†
 Mixed feelings1174.1904.3273.5
Missing data2097.31889.0212.7
Role of UN personnel
 Armed/unarmed soldier197869.3146770.651165.7<0.001
 Worked for NGO381.3231.1151.9
 UN police491.7432.160.8
 Don’t know2227.81527.3709.0
Nationality of UN personnel‡
 Sub-Saharan Africa112439.489042.823430.10.180
 Not from sub-Saharan Africa83529.264030.819525.1
Missing data§89731.454826.434944.9
Micro-narrative about poverty
 Not about poverty144750.6112954.331840.9<0.001
 About poverty79027.768533.010513.5
Story prompt
 Best or worse experience near UN base78427.567232.311214.4<0.001
 Positive or negative interactions with UN118141.4108352.19812.6
 UN presence helped or harmed89131.232315.556873.0
  • *Pearson χ2. Analyses excluded the following sub-categories: Prefer not to say, Not sure, Don’t know, Missing.

  • Positive: Encouraged, Good, Happy, Hopeful, Relived, Satisfied. Negative: Afraid, Angry, Disappointed, Embarrassed, Frustrated, Sad, Worried.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: DRC, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania. Not from sub-Saharan Africa: Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Uruguay.

  • §Includes data from the ‘Other’ category in dataset. This category contains both sub-Saharan and non-sub-Saharan countries.