Jun 292011
 

Another shocking news for India, now we become the 4th most dangerous country for women in the World.

Ranked fourth after Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan, India’s reasons for being dangerous for women essentially emerge from a skewed sex ratio. Somalia is fifth on the list. Basic human rights are systematically denied to women in these countries, Monique Villa, chief executive of Thomson Reuters Foundation, said.

India is the fourth most dangerous country for women, as per a gender poll that gauged perceptions of threats ranging from domestic abuse and economic discrimination to foeticide and other crimes against women. The survey was conducted by the UK-based Thompson Reuters Foundation.

The poll that was carried out by Trustlaw, a legal news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation, asked 213 experts, including professionals, academics, health workers, policymakers, journalists and development specialists, from five continents to rank countries based on their overall perception of danger. The poll covered not just “hidden dangers” such as lack of education opportunities and healthcare but also rape and murder.

Female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking are the main reasons why India figures on the list. The survey says nearly 12 million girls were aborted in the last three decades. In 2009, the CBI estimated that 90 per cent of trafficking took place within India and there were around 3 million prostitutes, 40 per cent of them minors.

 

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