Around 28% of the women are prone to harassment every year while travelling, our correspondent Hannelore Oberbauer and her team set out to make sense of this worrying stat.
The team created the Women Danger Index, ranking the world’s most dangerous places (and safest) for solo female travellers.
The countries considered in the ranking are the 50 most visited countries around the world, so each continent is represented pretty well. Each country is given a “Danger Grade” for each of the following eight criteria:
- Non-partner sexual violence
- Intimate partner violence
- Legal discrimination
- Intentional homicide of women
- Violence against women attitudes
- Safe to walk alone at night?
- Global gender gap
- Gender equality
Check out the graphic right here: