Sunday, June 2, 2019

US IN TOP TEN OF MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES FOR WOMEN TO LIVE

A study by the  Thompson Reuter Foundation looked at what countries were the most dangerous ones for women.  One western country was included:  the United States.  

The Foundation queried 500 experts to ask in" which countries they believed women were most at risk. Countries were ranked in six key areas: health care, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural practices, discrimination and human trafficking."  Sexual and non-sexual violence against women was the factor that placed the United States in the top ten.  The experts recognized that the #MeToo movement exposed serious problems of sexual violence experienced by US women.  The US ranked third with Syria when assessing on " sexual violence, including rape, sexual harassment, coercion into sex and the lack of access to justice in rape cases." The US overall ranking is 10.  

The factors considered in determining the ranking were:  health care, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural practices, discrimination, and human trafficking.

The overall rankings considering all factors are:

1.  India

2. Afghanistan

3.  Syria

4. Somalia

5.  Saudi Arabia

6.  Pakistan

7.  Democratic Republic of Congo

8.  Yemen

9. Nigeria

10.  The United States

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/2019/06/us-in-top-ten-of-most-dangerous-countries-for-women-to-live-.html

Gender Violence, Margaret Drew | Permalink

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