Women traveling alone should take precautions few holiday destinations where sexual assaults are common. Sexual attacks on women sometimes accompanied place in the street.
Sexual harassment, rape and physical assault or verbal are real dangers for women traveling alone in certain countries. Tourists are not safe anywhere, so you can not enjoy any vacation destination without being cautious. “I am appalled at how some destinations are unsafe and unfriendly. In some countries you can not even go if you’re a woman, although some travel agents prefer to avoid the subject and focus on tips like what to wear lipstick. We agree that women can be adventurous and have fun, but do not delude ourselves by saying that they are welcome everywhere, “says Julie Kreutzer, one of the founders of the site InternationalWomensTravelCenter.com cited by Mail Online. In addition to popular destinations long as risky for female sex representatives as India, there are some considered the safest in appearance, such as Turkey and Morocco. Here is a top of the popular tourist destinations where women should take precautions!
1. India – In India, every 20 seconds there is a rape and tourists are also among the victims sometimes. In addition gang rape have reached alarming levels in recent years considered the most dangerous country for women traveling alone.
Earlier this month, a student was drugged and raped Japanese in northern India, and last week, a video in which two women were raped was posted on the internet by a human rights organization in the hope that the perpetrators will be identified.
2. Brazil The country is beautiful women and women unhappy country. The number of rapes increased by 157% between 2009 and 2012, according to data centralized by the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Two years ago, a US tourist was raped in a bus by a group of Brazilians, while her boyfriend watched helplessly handcuffed shocking scene. Rapes and robberies they lurk everywhere tourists who arrive in this country.
3. Turkey – Although adjacent to Western countries, Turkey has little in common with them when it comes to attitudes towards women. The murder of a young student who would have opposed an attempted rape brought to public attention the issue of violence based on gender difference. Ozgecan Aslan, 20 years young, was burned alive, and the case has sparked a wave of protests in Turkey last week.
4. Thailand-Two British tourists, David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, were brutally murdered in Thailand in September 2014 and the young woman was raped before being killed. In 2013, a student of 20 years in prison Scotland was threatened by Thai authorities after she was raped by a group of men, but failed to find any witness to support his allegations. The two cases have called into question the country’s high crime and violence against women, which became an increasing problem, according to the Center for Information on Domestic Violence in Thailand.
5. Egypt After the 2011 riots, crime has skyrocketed in Egypt. Systematic sexual attacks in the street, on unaccompanied women have become more numerous, and this is one of the reasons why Egypt has lost much of tourists who once went to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.
6. Columbia Tourism flourished in Colombia in recent years, and one reason is that the country has become safer for tourists, compared with a decade ago. However, conflicts do not miss even now Colombia and violence against women remains a problem. The public transport system in Bogota, capital of Colombia, is in first place among the most unreliable transport systems in the world, according to a survey by YouGov 2014 Thomson Reuters Foundation. Corruption among police hampers protecting women and bringing perpetrators to justice.
7. South Africa – South Africa is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, but it remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world. This African country has one of the highest rates of rape and sexual assaults, and robberies and gun amenţinţâările are common. Over 66,000 sexual offenses were reported between 2012 and 2013, which means 127 sexual offenses per 100,000 inhabitants.
8. Morocco-Another increasingly popular destination among tourists, Morocco excels when it comes to women’s rights. Tourists traveling alone are often harassed by men, and violent crimes recorded so far shows that women are not safe in this country. They are advised not to wear provocative clothing but some covering their body.
9. Mexico – Although the Mexican government efforts to protect tourists, at least those who arrive in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta, this country is still unsafe for travelers. Women who go by public transport are at risk of rape. In February 2013, six Spanish tourists were raped by six men in a rented house on the beach in Acapulco. Mexican authorities fail to protect tourists and corruption and poor training of law enforcement are the main reasons.
10. Kenya Violence against women is a problem in Kenya, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. A national survey conducted in 2010 revealed that 32% of girls were sexually abused before the age of 18. In November 2014, people took to the streets after a young woman was attacked on the street for wearing a short skirt. Kidnappings and assaults on tourists are not unheard of in Kenya.