According to the first international experts poll, Cairo is one of the most dangerous megacity for women in the world. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. Thomson Reuters Foundation reveals that Cairo is worst city for women to live in followed by Karachi in Pakistan. Now the Karachi is the world’s second most dangerous city for women. Delhi also named the third most dangerous city for women, Delhi also known as the ‘Rape Capital’.
Karachi is a populous city in Pakistan with an estimated 20 million people. Karachi is ranked second most dangerous city for women, it is shocking to see Islamic city topping the list for sexual harassment and women violence such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Then the followed by the Indian Capital New Delhi.
The Co-founder of the Cairo-based campaign group Women and Memory Forum, Omaima Abou-Bakr said that,
We’re still operating under a conservative country and it’s hard to take any radical progressive steps in the area of women and women’s laws.
In Pakistan, Punjab Government also has taken actions against these case and step to control it. Now they plan to control the sindh issues and take actions against these type of gangs.
Shahira Amin, high-profile Egyptian journalist and women’s rights campaigner added that,
Everything about the city is difficult for women. We see women struggling in all aspects. Even a simple walk on the street, and they are subjected to harassment, whether verbal or even physical.
Sao Paulo also emerged the worst city for women, women could live without the risk of sexual violence, including rape, attacks or harassment. In Sao Paulo, the app launched in August to denounce sexual violence. She launched the application after she was sexually assaulted by the taxi driver. You also know about the fatal
lawyer Rishi Kant from Shakti Vahini stated that,
Even after the Delhi gang rape, we are seeing rising cases of sexual violence. All the measures taken so far are welcome, but they are not enough, These rapists act because they know they won’t get caught. So strengthening the police and courts to effectively investigate, prosecute, convict and punish is key.
Delhi is the third worst city for women in the world. The experts recorded the four rape in every hour in India in 2015. You also know about the fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012.
Averbuck told the Thomson Reuters Foundation,
I’ve never been so violated as in Brazil, I‘m not speaking only about physical rape. In London, in New York, I feel very comfortable because they treat me like a human being. Here they treat you less than a human being.
According to the Poll, London is one of the safest city for women and most women-friendly city, than Tokyo and Paris.