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94% of #Women in #India Feel Unsafe #Traveling Alone

February 28, 2013

india take back the nightA recent study shows that 94% of women surveyed in India, say that they have felt unsafe traveling alone in India.

This survey included women from all economic strata, housewives and professional women.

Of the professional women who traveled for business and work, only 37% they don’t mind traveling alone, but still worry about their safety!

The city voted as most unsafe was Delhi with 84% of women saying they felt unsafe.

However the state voted ‘safest,’ Maharashtra, was not far behind! Only 27% of women said they felt safe when they traveled alone.  Which means that 73% still felt unsafe traveling alone!

Of those who had traveled abroad, a majority said they felt safer traveling alone in other countries than in India.

78% of the women said, they would prefer to live in hotels exclusively for women if such facilities were available.  Which means women feel unsafe even in the hotels.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. gopaul angappan permalink
    February 28, 2013 12:06 pm

    I am from DUrban South Africa.
    The treatment of women in India is pathetic and the Congress govt is to blame for this.
    Congress needs to resign.
    Women need to set up a govt. With femal majority.

  2. Saleem Z permalink
    February 28, 2013 1:39 pm

    India is not safe country for women & also for poor people. Need International pressure to reduce male dominance.

  3. March 2, 2013 5:11 am

    I see a comment from a South African. My recent information is that violence against women is even worse in South Africa than in India (so understandably the commenter can empathize!) Today’s news included a report about sexual violence against a girl in India. Women need to react, they can’t wait for the men in power to take measures, many of those men are perpetrators of sexual violence themselves!

    • March 4, 2013 11:51 am

      The rate of rape (hence sexual violence) is believed to be higher in South Africa than in India. When we are talking about violence here we mean all forms of violence that directly targets and kills girls and women. In 20 years, 20% of females in India will have been exterminated. Even in terms of genocide — this is a scale of violence that is globally unprecedented. Please do watch this video Moreover, the government data that shows an 873% increase in rape crimes, does not account for the fact that the police refuse to register and book rapists in most cases, like this one. It does not include rape by family. Marital rape is not recognized. Forced marriages are not recognized as rape. 50% of underage girls are forced into marriages with adult men which is not counted as rape in India (India houses 1/3 of the world’s “child brides“), and there is a form of sex-trafficking called ‘bride trafficking’ where a woman is married to one man in a family and raped by the other men in the same family (and this is counted as marriage not rape!) Do click on the links to see what we are trying to to put out through the campaign, that the world needs to open its eyes to.


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