Guest article by Hannelore Oberbauer
The study gathered information based on 50 most visited destinations around the world.
The study shows countries ranked on their level of danger, based on many criteria such as whether women are safe at walking at night or whether they’re likely to suffer legal discrimination etc.
considered in the ranking are the 50
most visited countries around the world, so each continent
is represented pretty well.
Each country is given a “Danger Grade” for each of the eight considerations and then ranked overall.
The eight key criteria are:
- Non-partner sexual violence
- Intimate partner violence
- Legal discrimination
- Intentional homicide of women
- Violence against women attitudes
- Safe to walk alone at night?
- Global gender gap
- Gender equality
The ranking below shows that South Africa is, by far and away, the most dangerous place for a woman to travel alone.
It’s quite interesting to mention that the top five most dangerous countries for women to travel come from different continents.