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Daily Mail Lists Kenya, South Africa & More as “Most Dangerous Holiday Destinations for Women”

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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Travel experts at Daily Mail have put together top 10 list of countries they have tagged as the “most dangerous holiday destinations for women.”

According to the publication, there are some countries where women may be exposed to misogyny, pestering, and in some cases, danger.

Here are the top 10 list of destinations and a summary of the reasons why experts advise women traveling alone to visit with caution:

1. India

Daily Mail states that gang rapes of women and tourists in India have reached alarming levels. According to the report, “a sexual assault is reported every twenty minutes.”

2. Brazil

According to the publication, “rape, gender-based violence and gunpoint robberies of tourists remain a problem.” Also, rape reportedly increased by 157 percent between 2009 and 2012, spurred the country’s machismo culture.

3. Turkey

Violence against women is rampant in Turkey, and it remains a taboo subject in the country.

4. Thailand

The article cites a report by Thailand Domestic Violence Information Center, which states that “violence against women is a growing problem in Thailand, fueled, in part, by the widespread availability recreational drug Yah Bah as well as alcohol.”

5. Egypt

In the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, the country continues to experience instability, and a sharp rise in sexual violence against women.

6. Colombia

The experts state that corrupt police do a poor job when it comes to protecting women, and that rapists are seldom brought to justice

7. South Africa 

Despite its popularity as a great tourism destination, the publication’s travel experts state that South Africa’s remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world. According to the report, “… the African nation has one of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault, and robberies at gunpoint are commonplace.More than 66,000 sexual offenses were reported in 2012-2013, a rate of 127 sexual offenses per 100,000 population.”

8. Morocco

Morocco is described as not having a great record when it comes to women’s rights.

“Female travellers are advised to dress modestly and cover up in the conservative Muslim country. Although the Foreign Office advises that violent crime isn’t currently major issue, it’s common for female tourists, particularly those travelling on their own, to be routinely harassed by men.”

9. Mexico

According to the report, utter lawlessness is prevalent in parts of Mexico.

“While the Mexican government does strive to protect tourist hotspots, such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, reports of gun crime and violence still persist.”

Also, violent rapes against women traveling via public transportation, is a big threat.

10. Kenya 

Although Kenya has a thriving tourist trade due to its wide array of safari parks and wildlife, violence against women still remains a pressing problem, according to the report.

“Women of all ages, education levels, and social groups, in rural and urban settings are subjected to violence in Kenya.”

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23 Comments

  1. Banjo

    February 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Glad Nigeria is not among but there is still the need to intensify security.

    • hidaya

      February 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Nigeria is not a holiday destination though

    • deeza

      February 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      LMAO

    • Ndubuisi

      February 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Who said so?

    • olu

      February 23, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Foreigners come to Nigeria to take money…not to spend it.

    • Ndubuisi

      February 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Lol because we have lots of it.

    • Ndubuisi

      February 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      I was about to say the same thing.

  2. concerned

    February 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Whatever. These people probably haven’t been to any of these places before. Typical Oyingbo

    • MC

      February 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

      A “Typical Oyingbo” has most likely travelled to those countries

  3. sifon

    February 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I am a Nigerian living in South Africa and a big but unfortunate yes that South Africa has a high level of violence against women and children. The violence here is crazy in general, but it’s even worse with women and children.
    you read and hear so many cringe worthy stories of 3month old babies and grandmas being raped!
    Disgusting!!!

    • Ndubuisi

      February 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Nigeria is better than South Africa I all level all we need is to get our act together.

    • Nkoki

      February 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Nigeria is better than South Africa? with what darling?lol….

    • Ditebogo

      February 24, 2015 at 6:42 am

      i agree with you but this is only so because this issues are being reported in South Africa unlike many African countries who do not report this issues.

  4. Tommy Reporter

    February 24, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Foreigners come to Nigeria to take money…not to spend it how do u see it? .

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    February 24, 2015 at 12:45 am

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    • amaa

      February 24, 2015 at 8:44 am

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  6. ifepe nnennia

    February 24, 2015 at 12:50 am

    For the records nigeria is blessed and there are so many places that we don’t even know as nigerians.most western worlds have artifical tourist site but in nigeria we have natural tourist site

  7. aisha

    February 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Wait? “Women of all ages, education levels, and social groups, in rural and urban settings are subjected to violence in Kenya.” which kind of violence, i’m confused, i have lived here all my life and i haven’t been hit ‘yet’…………like will i be hit walking down the road or while sleeping? :-/

    • papermoon

      February 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

      I heard of Kenyan me stripping women naked on the street because they were wearing “indecent” clothing.

  8. Meah

    February 24, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I was in Thailand last year and not once did i feel unsafe all through my stay. Violence can happen to anyone in any place, irrespective of the country. As with everything else in life, the key is to be aware of ones environment and apply caution when in a new territory.

  9. mrs chidukane

    February 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Funny thing is these are countries i’m dying to visit. Na wa oh

  10. Vee

    February 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Whoever posted this should get their facts right and especially for Kenya, proudly born and bred Kenyan and nothing of that sort, crime is normal everywhere even in those westernised countries…all they do is just sabotage especialy african countries…word for them we are here to stay and we aint going anywhere….we have laws and movements that protect women rights and its working a great deal……..and what is Daily Mail anyway?

  11. NaijaPikin

    February 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    All of South Africa is not crime infested. It’s mostly Joburg.

    Was in Kenya last year and not once did i fear for my safety.

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