The research was based on a survey of 550 experts on women’s issues and criteria included healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual/non-sexual violence and human trafficking.
Ending violence against women in India was made into a national priority after a student was raped and murdered on a bus in Delhi five years ago. Experts have now said that the country is not moving fast enough to eradicate danger to women with rape, sexual harassment/harassment and female infanticide still continuing at alarming levels.
The war-ravaged countries of Afghanistan and Syria came second and third in the study while number 10 is certainly a surprising addition.
According to experts, the United States makes the top-10 list of the most dangerous countries for women due to the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns dominating newspaper headlines and media coverage for months.
This article and chart originally appeared on the blog of statistics firm Statista, and is republished here with permission.