No matter how much we have progress today; the world is still a dangerous place for women. Gender-based discrimination, female foeticide, domestic violence and rapes are some common problems faced by women mainly in Asian and African nations. In some countries, even genital mutilation on the females is practiced. Such miserable countries should implement safety and security measures for women immediately.
Let’s check out the 10 most unsafe countries for women in the world.
Afghanistan has 87% illiterate female population. Girls are forced to get married at an early age of 15-19 years. There are a number of domestic abuse cases reported in Afghan courts. The maternal mortality ratio is 400 in 100,000 in this country.
2) The Democratic Republic of Congo
Gender based discrimination and domestic violence are some common problems faced by the women in Congo. According to the American Journal of Public Health, 1,150 women face $exual harassment every day in Congo.
Gang rape, child marriage and human trafficking are some common problems faced by women in India. Research suggests that there have been 50 million cases of female infanticide reported in India over the last 30 years.
Somalia is an African country devoid of law and order. 95% of female population faces genital mutilation around the ages of 4-11. Apart from FGM, high maternal mortality, $exual abuse, child marriage are other problems faced by women of this terrible country.
The National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science reported the highest number of gender-based violence cases in Colombia in 2010. Fortunately, there are few organizations that provide post-violence care to the victims of domestic violence and acid attack in Colombia. The sad part is that these victims never receive any justice for the physical and mental trauma faced by them. Men never feel guilt for their misconduct and move freely in the country without any charges laid on them.
Sexual harassment and domestic violence are common issues faced by women in Egypt. The judicial system of Egypt doesn’t protect the rights of women. Egyptian female population remains deprived of their rights to marriage, divorce, child custody and inheritance.
The legal system of Mexico doesn’t protect women against domestic and $exual abuse. There are very few women who come forward to report $exual assault as such cases are dealt with doubt, indifference and disrespect in the country.
Reports suggest that women are assaulted in every 15 seconds and killed in every two hours in Brazil. Abortions are banned in Brazil except in rape or severe health disorders. Women who don’t meet these expectations and opt for abortion need to serve a term of three years in prison.
The citizens of Pakistan follow several malpractices that are completely unethical. Some common dangers to Pakistani women include acid attacks, forced or child marriages, punishment by stoning and domestic violence. This country has the highest rates of dowry murder, honor killing and early marriage.
Despite of Thailand being a famous tourist destination, sexual assaults are common in this country. According to Thailand Domestic Violence Information Center, gender-based violence is a common problem because of excess consumption of drugs and liquor in the country.
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