The results of a Thomson Reuters Foundation global survey on the world’s most dangerous places to be a woman have been released. The survey was set up to mark the launch of TrustLaw, an organization which aims to provide free legal advice and assistance to women and women’s aid groups worldwide. The top five most dangerous places to be a woman, according to the results, are (in order): Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India, Somalia.
The survey’s methodology is questionable — 213 “gender experts” from around the world were asked to evaluate overall “perception of risk” as well as specific risk factors. Still, it’s nice to see that research like this is being carried out (and that it’s getting some media attention).
The report from the study, available on the TrustLaw website, makes for chilling reading.