Travel industry in the last few years has seen a boom. Travelers are constantly looking for places to explore. Some of the main factors when selecting a place are cost and tourist-friendliness. We all want to travel to a place that is safe for tourists. While there are many places in the world where we can travel freely; there are many that are not safe for either men and women or women only. There are few countries in the world where the condition of women is absolutely miserable. While you may certainly travel to these countries but we would recommend you take extra caution. We bring 10 most dangerous countries in the World for women.
India is ashamedly and agreeably one of the most unsafe and dangerous countries for women. The women are dealt with in the worst way in the name of old traditions, myths and culture practices. Women are trafficked, sexually harassed, beat, starved, raped, murdered and what not! Gang rapes, female foeticide, honor killings are a girl’s everyday fears in India. While the laws are being made to protect the women; the process is slow.
Brazil had witnessed a rise in rape cases by 157 percent between 2009 and 2012 with the state of Rio de Janeiro recording 16 sexual assaults each day last year. It is also due to the change in laws that incidence of rape has augmented. Rape cases in Brazil go highly unreported. The ones that are reported are not handled properly and results in the abuser walking freely.
When we think of African Safari, most of us think if Kenya. Unfortunately, Kenya is one of the most dangerous countries in Africa for Women. And things have gone from bad to worse since 2014 as with the occurrence and increase of terrorist activities, aggressive crimes towards women have augmented. Native women across the range are assaulted on the basis of race, rural, class, age etc. Kenya’s female residents only get a tiny portion of the earnings they make.
The state of affairs in Colombia is falling to new lows. Even the female Human Rights activists and protectors have been assaulted and raped. Just like Brazil, Colombia has no laws to protect these women.
Regrettably, Turkey ranks way up in a number of cases of sexual assaults and the utilization of date rape drugs which is certainly the most hazardous of all. In Turkey, women are advised to wear full clothes and keep themselves fully covered. Domestic violence is increasing in Turkey, where a woman is murdered by a family member about once every other day. According to the Turkish group Women for Women’s Rights, 40 percent of all women in eastern Turkey undergo forced marriage.
Human trafficking, stalking and rape is grave problems for women in Venezuela. Even though the age of consent to sexual relations or marriage is 16 years, instances of forced marriage are also common. No time of the day or night is safe for women.
One of the poorest, most violent and lawless countries, Somalia ranked fifth due to a catalog of dangers including high maternal mortality, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. 95% of women face FGM, mostly between the ages of 4 and 11. Only 9% of women give birth at a health facility. ‘No woman in Somalia is happy to be a woman’ is the cry of subservient wives and human rights activists in Somalia.
In Mexican villages, rape can be called a courting ritual. Women have been let down by Mexico’s law system. Rape is prosecuted at the state level, and state laws vary. Few women dare to report sexual assaults as they are handled worse after that. A review of criminal laws in all 31 states showed that many required that if for example, a 12-year-old girl accused an adult of statutory rape, she had first to prove she was “chaste and pure.” Nineteen of the states required that statutory rape charges be dropped if the rapist agreed to marry his victim. In many parts of the country, the sentence for stealing a cow is harsher than for rape. Although the law calls for tough penalties for rape – up to 20 years in prison – only rarely is there an investigation into even the most barbaric of sexual violence.
Primarily, child marriage, compulsory marriage, acid attacks and retribution by stoning or other physical abuse are the horrendous crimes which women face every day. More than 1000 girls and women fall prey to “honor killing” each year. The unpopular case of Mukhtaran Bibi highlighted this issue of rapes in Pakistan globally. 90% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence. Understandably, Pakistan ranks 3rd on the list of most dangerous countries for women.
#10 The Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo has the most horrible records of gender-based violence (GBV). Congo ranks second for its sexual aggression level. About 1,150 women are raped every day, or some 420,000 a year, according to a recent report in the American Journal of Public Health.
Sadly, while the World is progressing; the mindset of people is not. These countries need to wake up and take stringent actions against violators. Laws must be enforced to protect individuals. Till the time laws come into action, we would advice you to take extra precaution when traveling to these countries.