If you’re a woman living in India, be scared, very scared...

A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey reveals that India is the world’s most dangerous country for women

GN Bureau | June 29, 2018


#National Commission for Women   #safe   #India   #women   #women crime   #rape   #Nirbhaya   #India women   #women safety   #Thomson Reuters  
If you’re a woman living in India, be scared, very scared...
If you’re a woman living in India, be scared, very scared...

India has been ranked as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues. 

 
War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the survey, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia.
 
The poll was a repeat of a survey in 2011 that found experts saw Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia as the most dangerous countries for women.
 
Experts said India moving to the top of poll showed not enough was being done to tackle the danger women faced, more than five years after the rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi made violence against women a national priority.
 
A total of 548 global experts on women’s issues, 43 of whom are based in India, were asked questions relating to risks faced by women in six areas: healthcare, access to economic resources and discrimination, customary practices, sexual violence, nonsexual violence, and human trafficking.
 
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has however dismissed the perception poll by pointing out that the countries that have been ranked after India have women who are not even allowed to speak in public. 
 
The NCW has also said that that the sample size was too small and could not be representative of the whole country.
 

How India fares

Comments

 

Other News

Coal production rises by 18% to 448 MT

The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) for the month of October 2022 which is 18% higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year. The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is also more than 17%. The ministry of coal said

How to execute large-scale social impact projects

The number of social innovators and entrepreneurs has considerably increased recently in India. The idea of social entrepreneurship, which aspires to provide novel solutions for the world`s most critical social issues, is now receiving more attention. Challenges like overworked healthcare,

Plastic is no longer a waste management issue

Plastic is arguably the most ubiquitous material of our times. In this Age of Plastic, it might seem its use can’t go up any further – and yet it keeps going. Between 2000 and 2015, global production of plastic increased by a whopping 79%. The total mass of plastics on our planet is now twice t

Celebrating the Ganit of Protein!

“Why is the child growing?” is the question that bothers a lot many in the administration. The answer, to be honest, is to be discovered via science, and less via what we call ‘effective administration’. Eventually, it will be the latter that will enforce the former on the field, bu

Trying to achieve work-life balance? Here’s some advice

The untapped potential of every individual is the biggest tragedy of the human race. The primary reason for this is our lack of awareness of the processes, tools and t

Getting to know Indian history’s heroes better

Bravehearts of Bharat: Vignettes from Indian History By Vikram Sampath Penguin, 334 pages, Rs 799 A student has an assignment

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter