Skip to comments.8 Countries Where It's Dangerous For Women To Travel
Posted on 04/04/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
We've seen an alarming number of stories about sex attacks on female travelers in recent weeks, from a Swiss tourist who was gang-raped in India to an American student who was raped in a van in Rio de Janeiro.
It doesn't mean that women shouldn't visit foreign places or that no parts of those countries are safe. But women traveling in these areas should do so with extreme caution and a knowledge of the culture.
We rounded up eight popular tourist destinations where women should be extra cautious, based on reports from Human Rights Watch, the State Department, and crime reports in the media.
From the Taj Mahal to river boat cruises, India's tourism industry generates $17.7 billion each year.
But the recent gang rapes of a Swiss tourist and a New Delhi student, and a British tourist jumping from her window for fear of being raped have caused tourism to drop 35 percent since December.
And Human Rights Watch writes that reports of violence against women have been increasing, and "the government had yet to properly investigate and prosecute sexual abuse in police custody."
Rio de Janeiro is billed as the most popular tourist destination in the Southern Hemisphere, but women should be on alert after an American tourist was raped in a van while her French boyfriend was handcuffed, AP reports. The three suspects were arrested, but Brazil is known for its a machismo culture and history of gender-based violence, according to Human Rights Watch.
It will be hosting next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Tourists in Turkey largely flock to historical sites in Istanbul or the country's gorgeous seaside resorts.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Western civ. main role is to protect the weak. When Western civ. fails....
The most dangerous place in the world for a woman is in the womb of a Chinese woman.
That is why we have Amendment number 2!
India, Afghanistan ... Chicago ... Sheila Jackson Lee’s District.
No mention of Syria,
where it is now legal to rape a non-Muslim
Or in China period. Since female offspring have been aborted or worse for so long, there are not enough adults to go around for marriage. Those available are reportedly passed around.
Let us hope that #2 is still intact after Oslama is gone.
Not one country considered “Western Civilization” before the colonization and population of the Americas is on that list.
Could it be because they were once considered Christian nations?
As a cautionary and informative article, they might at least MENTION Islam as a factor. But no, of course not.
Turkey and Egypt, of course, have both recently undergone Islamisation. and the Island of Lamu in Kenya is evidently predominantly Muslim. At least historically it was a home for raiding Arab slave traders. See:
Wiki doesn’t mention Islam either, naturally, but presumably that’s who these slave traders were.
Hope all those hippies chanting "Hey Hey Ho Ho Western Civ has got to go", are all happy now.
It will be, he is losing the fight.
If you scroll all the way down in the article, it states, “That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit these places”. I laughed out loud so hard that all the dogs started barking.
Females who move around in the world will have to face violence like men do.
When you think about it, men suffer beatings, killings, robberies, gang attacks, bar fights, arrests, all kinds of violence as they move around domestically and in foreign travel and always have, but since they are men it is seen as just part of life.
Yep, they wanted equality, they got it.
The other rule is never ever let a woman go without male escort and if going outside the resort, long pants and long sleeves for the women also.
Being safe means being smart
Rapes (most recent) by country
France, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Argentina top the list here:
A better guideline, “Never travel to a Muslim country.”
You mean like Dearborne Michigan?
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