India Tops the List of ’10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women’, Pakistan Ranks Sixth

The Thomson Reuters Foundation carried a survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues and released a list of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women. Indian topped the list and got the title of “Most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour.

10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women- Thomson Reuters Foundation

War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan stood sixth dangerous city for sexual harassment.

The only western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.

The poll was a repeat of a survey in 2011 that found experts saw Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia as the most dangerous countries for women. In 2011, Pakistan was the third most dangerous country however now it has gone to the sixth position.

India moving to the top of the poll showed not enough was being done to tackle the danger women faced

Experts said India moving to the top of the poll showes not enough was being done to tackle the danger women faced, more than five years after the rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi made violence against women a national priority.

Respondents also ranked India the most dangerous country for women in terms of human trafficking, including sex slavery and domestic servitude, and for customary practices such as forced marriage, stoning and female infanticide.

No Doubt, India was always famous for these kinds of acts with women. Pakistan declining position is due to the measures taken by PITB and MOITT. No doubt, Apps launched is Pakistan to curb sexual Harassment shows that Pakistani Government is concerned for the women of the nation. However, Government of Pakistan should also take all necessary measures so that Pakistan doesn’t fall in the list of 10 most dangerous countries for women.

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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