Some women have considered themselves as strong and independent women who have the ability to fight against all odds. However, no matter how confident they are and they might become, the world is still unsafe for most of them.
A lot of decades have already passed; the safety of most of women is still an issue, not only in some particular country, but also in the entire world. There are a lot of reports about the slavery of women, rape cases, violence, human trafficking, as well as domestic violence and even rampant these days.
This kind of article will actually help you out because it can become your tool or awareness that will make your feel safe while traveling and wandering around different parts of the world, which includes the top 10 most dangerous and unsafe countries that most of women should not travel alone and like to wander alone, too:
Here is the list of most dangerous and unsafe countries in the world that most of women should not travel alone:
Women in Mexico are being left without being seen by the government against both of domestic and sexual violence. Mexico continues to become being the problem due to its high levels of crime which includes sexual assault, kidnapping, carjacking and even highway robbery. With, 4,000 cases of women that are disappearing in 2011-2012, and even 22.7 murders for every 100,000 in Chihuahua state in 2012, would you actually think that both of Mexican government and police would do everything that they can just to protect their inhabitants?
The unlucky result of all of these cases is that fewer women come forward just to report sexual offences. And as a result, those women are usually met with suspicion, apathy and even disregard.
Women who usually visit Egypt often complain about sexual assault and harassment. GBV and harassment have increased in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. One of the main failings of Egypt when it comes to supporting women is its judicial system, which does not criminalize domestic violence and it also overlooked most of women rights when it comes to marriage, divorce, child custody, as well as inheritance. This country also has a combination or terrorism, a high rate of rape, kidnapping and even robbery. Unless you are with a good kind of Egyptian tour guide or group or people, this is not the country to travel alone.
Study have shown that in every 15 seconds, a female is reported being sexually assaulted and in every 2 hours, being murdered. The economy is terrible so tourists continues to deal with epic crime, which includes sexual assault, armed robbery, armed assault, as well as burglary, theft, political unrest and even both of Zika virus and air pollution.
Brazil also has a bad kind of record when it comes to reproductive choice because their criminal code bans abortions, except in those cases of rape, or where it is physically dangerous to have the baby. Women who do not actually meet these exceptions and have an abortion can be sentenced up to 3 years in jail.
Women in Kenya have a lower amount of salary even though the country has a high rate of agricultural production. As a matter of fact, there are at least 29% of those earning a formal salary all throughout the country are known to be women. Moreover, educational views for girls are terrible because they are being taught at an inferior level to their counterparts. HIV has been one of the most common problems among Kenya women because they have no proper control of their sexual lives.
There is terrorism in Kenya, too. terrorist targets includes Kenyan and foreign government sites, police stations and vehicles, hotels, public transportation and other infrastructure such as night clubs and bars, religious and academic institutions and even shopping areas.
A lot of Pakistan’s cultural and religious practices give a huge threat to most of women, especially child and forced marriage, as well as acid attacks and punishment with the use of stone. According to the Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission, there are more than 1,000 girls and women that are becoming the victims of “honour killings” on a yearly basis and at least 90% of them are suffering from domestic violence. Therefore, Pakistan is seriously unsafe for women to travel.
Somalis has been known to be dangerous for most of women to travel alone due to its no law concerning with both sexual assaults and harassments. The everyday concern of women who lives in Somalia includes high maternal mortality, rape, female genital mutilation or also known as GFM, as well as child marriage. There are at least 95% of Somalia’s female inhabitants that faces FGM, commonly around the ages of 4 to 11, and in their childhood years, there are only about 9% who can actually expect to give birth in a health facility.
- The Democratic Republic of Congo
According to the American Journal of Public Health, Congo has been known as one of the worst records for gender based violence or GBV with an estimated number of 1,150 women who are being raped on a daily basis, equating to 420,000 in just a year. Health results are also insufficient for a lot of women, as well, with at least 57% of pregnant women that are being reported to become anemic.
In spite of having the world’s largest democracy and being well-known for its culture, arts and even food, India has become popular due to its reported gang rapes, as well as human trafficking and domestic violence. It is extremely bad that made the Indian Tourism Minter recommends that female should avoid wearing skirts in India. Researches have even estimated that there are around 50 million cases of female infanticide in the last 30 years.
Afghanistan has been known to have high domestic violence cases. From a very early age, life is a struggle for most of Afghan girls due to their 87% of illiteracy and at least 70% to 80% are being forced to enter marriage. According to UNICEF, there are around 54% of girls’ ages between 15 to 19 years old that are already married.
GBV or also known as gender based violence is alarmingly high in Colombia. In the year 2010, the National Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Science has reported that there are around 45,000 cases of domestic violence against women. Still, there are only few organized systems exist in order to assist women and girls that needs post-violence care, which means a lot of them do not actually receive appropriate medical treatment due to lack of medical facilities and interest in appropriate care after such an attack. Even worse, it is rare for GBV culprits to be brought to justice.