Women Most Unsafe In these 5 Countries

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 03 July 2014, 13:20 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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With the number of cases reported of sexual violence like gang rape, honor killings, attack and so on, India, the world’s largest democracy is unfortunately one of the most unsafe countries for women.

Over the last three decades, the high number of female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking is considerably prevalent in India. The poll revealed, "India ranked fourth primarily due to female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking." Child marriage is another social issue in India that hampers the safety of the women. The incidents of Delhi gang rape and two minor girls who were gang-raped and murdered in Badaun district in UP, once again question the safety of women.


In Somali, the brutal civil war has put women’s life in danger. In times of war, women were the traditional support of the family, under attack. In a Somalia’s society, armed gangs expose women daily to rape, dangerously poor health care for pregnancy, and attack. High maternal mortality, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are some severe atrocities faced by the Somalia’s women.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said, "While the potential of women is recognized at the international level, this potential will not be realized until conditions improve – often dramatically – in countries and communities. Too many complex factors, often rooted in social and cultural norms, continue to hinder the ability of women and girls to achieve their potential and benefit from social advances," reports The Feminist eZine.

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