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Delhi among the world’s worst cities for women

Delhi among the world’s worst cities for women

New Delhi: A survey by Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked Delhi among the world’s worst megacities when it comes to women safety. Delhi has been placed at fourth position after Cairo, Karachi and Kinshasa (Congo).

The survey was conducted in 19 of the world’s megacities, based on UN’s ranking, between June and July this year, reports Times Now.

India’s capital and Brazil’s Sao Paulo are ranked worst in the cases of sexual harassment, while Tokyo emerged as the safest city. Karachi is found to be safer than Delhi in terms of sexual violence.

The organisation had conducted a poll asking experts, the women safety in the listed megacities. The attributes taken into account; where women do not face sexual violence and harassment, they don’t follow harmful cultural practices, they have equal access to healthcare, finance and education.

The access women in Delhi have to healthcare, including control over their reproductive health and maternal mortality, was also poor. The city was also listed third from the bottom for women’s access to economic resources, education, ownership of property. Whereas, London topped the list.

Results of the survey were released on Monday, that was conducted online as wells as by the telephone with 20 experts in each city. Those interviewed included academics, non-government organisations, healthcare staff, policy-makers, and social commentators.