Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

A ccording to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in the capital of Peru is only preceded by cities in Africa and Asia. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic part of the international news and information provider, surveyed 19 of the world’s largest megacities, according to the United Nations, to find out which are least safe for women and Peru´s capital Lima is ranked in fifth place.

The research was based on surveys and 20 experts were contacted, including academics, NGO workers, health workers, policy-makers and social commentators, who focused on questions on women’s issues. These included sexual violence, cultural practices, access to health care and labour opportunities. Lima got ranked as the fifth most risky city for women, especially for those seeking access to economic resources such as education. On a scale of 1 to 19 (being 1 the worst and 19 the best), the capital of Peru obtained 10 points in sexual violence and cultural practices, as well as 5 in economic opportunities and 1 in access to medical care, this is in regard to health care, reproductive health control and maternal mortality. The most dangerous cities for women are Cairo (Egypt), Karachi (Pakistan), Kinsasa (Republic of Congo) and Delhi (India).

After Lima, the most dangeruous cities for women are Mexico City, Dhaka, Lagos, Nigeria, Jakarta, Istanbul, Turkey, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, New York, United States of America), Manila (Philippines), Shanghai (China), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan) and London (England). One of the many problems in Lima and Peru is street harassment.

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in the capital of Peru is only preceded by cities in Africa and Asia. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic part of the international news and information provider, surveyed 19 of the world’s largest megacities, according to the United Nations, to find out which are least safe for women and Peru´s capital Lima is ranked in fifth place.

The research was based on surveys and 20 experts were contacted, including academics, NGO workers, health workers, policy-makers and social commentators, who focused on questions on women’s issues. These included sexual violence, cultural practices, access to health care and labour opportunities. Lima got ranked as the fifth most risky city for women, especially for those seeking access to economic resources such as education. On a scale of 1 to 19 (being 1 the worst and 19 the best), the capital of Peru obtained 10 points in sexual violence and cultural practices, as well as 5 in economic opportunities and 1 in access to medical care, this is in regard to health care, reproductive health control and maternal mortality. The most dangerous cities for women are Cairo (Egypt), Karachi (Pakistan), Kinsasa (Republic of Congo) and Delhi (India).

After Lima, the most dangeruous cities for women are Mexico City, Dhaka, Lagos, Nigeria, Jakarta, Istanbul, Turkey, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, New York, United States of America), Manila (Philippines), Shanghai (China), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan) and London (England). One of the many problems in Lima and Peru is street harassment.

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