Women have been suffering from health risks, human trading, sexual aggression, destructive and rotten custom practices from centuries. It’s not a story of just one state or country, it is prevalent in almost all parts of the world. The dominant patriarchal society has evolved more and new ways of suppressing
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Women have been suffering from health risks, human trading, sexual aggression, destructive and rotten custom practices from centuries.
It’s not a story of just one state or country, it is prevalent in almost all parts of the world. The dominant patriarchal society has evolved more and new ways of suppressing its female counterparts to prove its strength and power. Following are some of the countries that rank highest in being most dangerous for women to live in.
India is ashamedly and agreeably one of the most unsafe countries for women. The women are dealt with in the worst way in the name of old traditions, myths and culture practices. Women are trafficked, sexually harassed, beat, starved, raped, murdered and what not! Gang rapes, female foeticide, honour killings are a girl’s everyday fears in India. Sadly, even the law making and redressal agencies are equally pathetic in their reaction towards such cases which is a major reason why it’s getting worse day by day. India ranks 4th most dangerous country for women, according to a survey.
Brazil had witnessed a rise in rape cases by 157 percent between 2009 and 2012 with the state of Rio de Janeiro recording 16 sexual assaults each day last year. It is also due to the change in laws that incidence of rape has augmented. Rape cases in Brazil go highly unreported. One woman is murdered in every two hours. Women who do not adhere to the laws and go for abortion are imprisoned in jail for 3 years.
Things have gone from bad to worse since 2014 as with the occurrence and increase of terrorist activities, aggressive crimes towards women have augmented. Native women across the range are assaulted on the basis of race, rural, class, age etc. Kenya’s female residents only get a tiny portion of the earnings they make. It’s less about the pleasure and more about the honor, caste, color and other factors incident to the act of ‘snatching away the honor’ or ‘ripping away the dignity’ associated with the women of the house, or of a state.
The state of affairs in Colombia is falling to new lows. Even the female Human Rights activists and protectors have been assaulted and raped. The most shocking and conveniently clouded case of gang rape was one about U.S Soldiers and Officials having raped more than fifty females, including minor girls in Colombia in 2015.
Regrettably, Turkey ranks way up in number of cases of sexual assaults and the utilization of date rape drugs which is certainly the most hazardous of all. In Turkey, women are advised to wear full clothes and keep themselves fully covered. Domestic violence is increasing in Turkey, where a woman is murdered by a family member about once every other day. According to the Turkish group Women for Women’s Rights, 40 percent of all women in eastern Turkey undergo forced marriage.
Human trafficking, stalking and rape are grave problems for women in Venezuela. Even though the age of consent to sexual relations or marriage is 16 years, instances of forced marriage are also common. No time of the day or night is safe for women.
One of the poorest, most violent and lawless countries, Somalia ranked fifth due to a catalogue of dangers including high maternal mortality, rape, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. 95% of women face FGM, mostly between the ages of 4 and 11. Only 9% of women give birth at a health facility. ‘No woman in Somalia is happy to be a woman’ is the cry of subservient wives and human rights activists in Somalia.
In Mexican villages, rape can be called a courting ritual. Women have been let down by Mexico’s law system. Rape is prosecuted at the state level, and state laws vary. Few women dare to report against sexual assaults as they are handled worse after that. A review of criminal laws in all 31 states showed that many required that if, for example, a 12-year-old girl accused an adult of statutory rape, she had first to prove she was “chaste and pure.” Nineteen of the states required that statutory rape charges be dropped if the rapist agreed to marry his victim. In many parts of the country, the sentence for stealing a cow is harsher than for rape. Although the law calls for tough penalties for rape – up to 20 years in prison – only rarely is there an investigation into even the most barbaric of sexual violence.
Primarily, child marriage, compulsory marriage, acid attacks and retribution by stoning or other physical abuse are the horrendous crimes which women face every day. More than 1000 girls and women fall prey to “honor killing” each year. The unpopular case of Mukhtaran Bibi highlighted this issue of rapes in Pakistan globally. 90% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence. Understandably, Pakistan ranks 3rd on the list of most dangerous countries for women.
#10 The Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo has the most horrible records of gender-based violence (GBV). Congo ranks second for its sexual aggression level. About 1,150 women are raped every day, or some 420,000 a year, according to a recent report in the American Journal of Public Health.
Knowing the fact that life on earth would not be possible without women, I think it’s high time we start valuing the gift of nature that women are, and take bold steps forward to uproot the issues of rape and other forms of physical abuse completely.