SPECIAL COVERAGE: The world’s most dangerous countries for women

Linked on our blogs with Afghanistan is most dangerous country for women, on TrustLaw, (Source: Alertnet), June 15, 2011. – Published on TrustLaw, June 15, 2011.

Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan are the world’s most dangerous countries for women due to a barrage of threats ranging from violence and rape to dismal healthcare and “honour killngs”, a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll showed on Wednesday.

India and Somalia ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in the global perceptions survey by TrustLaw, the Foundation’s legal news service.

TrustLaw asked 213 gender experts from five continents to rank countries by overall perceptions of danger as well as by six risks:

health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors, lack of access to resources and trafficking.

Following are key facts on each of the five countries, ranked in order of danger: … //

… Sources: AlertNet, U.N. agencies, IRIN News, American Journal of Public Health, World Bank, Gender Index, Human Rights Watch, International Center for Research on Women. (full long text).

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