Three African countries have been named among the world’s worst places for women.
According to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India was found to be the most dangerous country for sexual violence against women, forced and domestic labour, as well as, human trafficking.
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The poll, conducted between March 26 and May 4, surveyed 548 professionals on women’s issues, including health workers, NGO workers, policy-makers, and people in academia.
These poll focused on the following parameters: sexual violence, health care, cultural traditions, discrimination, non-sexual violence, and human trafficking.
The survey, which was a repeat of a similar one carried out in 2011, ranked war-torn Afghanistan and Syria in second and third place.
Here are the African countries that made the list: