The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on women’s issues, finding India to be the most dangerous nation for sexual violence against women, as well as human trafficking for domestic work, forced labor, forced marriage and sexual slavery, among other reasons.
It was also the most dangerous country in the world for cultural traditions that impact women, the survey found, citing acid attacks, female genital mutilation, child marriage and physical abuse.
India was the fourth most dangerous country for women in the same survey seven years ago.
The world’s most dangerous countries for women
According to the survey:
- Saudi Arabia
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- United States