A study of the world’s most dangerous tourist countries for women traveling alone reveals the good, the bad, the ugly and then all three in one at the top of the list, or rather bottom: South Africa, which stands out head and shoulders above countries like Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Morocco, etc. as the most dangerous tourist destination for solo women travelers. The “good” in South Africa’s “Good, Bad and Ugly, is it’s attitude towards women from a religious perspective, whereas all the Muslim countries, predictably, take top honours here… but shhh, don’t tell the liberal mainstream media, we would not want hard facts to get in the way of their fake news…
This is NOT hearsay. These are NOT personal anecdotes from other travelers. These are NOT one off worries. These are the hard facts! The gathered data was from a variety of trusted international organisations and sources (cited below) to create a “Women’s Danger Index” that will help women find the worst countries, to avoid, and safest countries for solo female travel.
Disclaimer: Note these are the top 50 countries with with the most international tourists, so untraveled or unknown backwaters are by no means deemed to be safe here…
Spoiler Alert: No doubt, you might just want to know which are the 5 safest countries, well perhaps not surprisingly, they were in Western Europe – we list them further in the article.
To measure safety abroad, one cannot look at only data on street safety, rape or violence. It also depends on the general attitude of the culture, minutiae of the legal system, and systematic oppression of local women. These issues can affect everything, from easily getting a taxi alone to having your voice be heard in a conversation to even needing a male escort for your personal safety. A lot on our list, such as attitudes toward partner violence, may not affect solo female travelers directly, but these factors are a good indication of overall attitudes within the culture.
Sadly, not one country received full marks with an “A” which indicates a certain measure of political correctness or cultural marxism inherent in the ideology of the source organisations, who purport to support the unnatural and unattainable “true equality between men and women on Earth” dogma – whereas true diversity means the preservation of differences, not the destruction of it through mixing it all up. Whilst they should certainly earn the same as men for the same job, and be free and safe to travel where they want, I for one would prefer it if my woman was not just like a man, thank you very much…
Please note: They gave both the “percentage of women who feel safe walking alone at night” and the “female victims of intentional homicide index” a double weighting score because they are very good indicators of safety for foreign female travelers and are more likely to be highly accurate since it isn’t “shameful” to admit. Whereas, non-partner and intimate partner sexual violence are obviously strong indicators for rape but the seriously widespread under-reporting (to differing degrees per country) makes it hard to justify double weight because it could skew the results more than is fair.
The five worst tourist countries for women traveling alone:
Using the formula we stated above and creating their own index from these different factors that affect both international and local women, here’s the list of the five worst countries for women to travel to out of the top 50 most-visited countries in the world.
1. South Africa:
According to the Mail & Guardian, one in four african men in South Africa have admitted to rape and many confess to attacking more than one victim, according to a study that exposes the country’s endemic culture of sexual violence. Three out of four rapists first attacked while still in their teens, the study found. One in 20 men said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year.
South Africa is notorious for having one of the highest levels of rape in the world. Only a fraction are reported, and only a fraction of those lead to a conviction.
The study into rape and HIV, by the the Medical Research Council (MRC), asked men to tap their answers into a PDA device to guarantee anonymity. The method appears to have produced some unusually frank responses.
Professor Rachel Jewkes of the MRC, who carried out the research, said: “We have a very, very high prevalence of rape in South Africa. I think it is down to ideas about masculinity based on gender hierarchy and the sexual entitlement of men. It’s rooted in an African ideal of manhood.”
Jewkes and her colleagues interviewed a representative sample of 1,738 men in the Eastern Cape, the traditional Xhosa homeland and KwaZulu-Natal, the traditional homeland of the Zulu tribe, These two make are the 2 largest of the roughly 13 tribes in SA, and given the failure of multiculturalism globally, this on its own could explain all the violence. But shhh… we are not allowed to talk about that.
For most female visitors, patriarchal attitudes and mildly sleazy behaviour are the main issues. However, there have been incidents of travellers being raped, and women should always take precautions.
South Africa scored above half in all but one of the 8 factors, namely Legal Discrimination. Only 25% of women felt “Safe to walk alone at night”, while “Intentional Homicide of Women” was THREE times worse than the second placed country, Russia, in this category! That is a headline all by itself. 34% of women in South Africa felt that a husband / partner is justified in certain circumstances to beat their wife / partner and 23% of women have experienced “Sexual violence by a non-partner” in South Africa – SA tops the list here too with a 6% margin.
Trailing in second place, quite a way behind South Africa, was Brazil who scored badly with both street safety and intentional homicide against women. This sun drenched country also performed poorly in the Global Gender Gap category. The United States government warns tourists not to walk alone at night or to physically resist any robbery attempts. Let’s hope the conservative government of Bolsanaro gets a hand on Law and Order.
Scoring below par on both the intentional homicide against women and non-partner sexual violence, Russia comes in at #3 on our list. This beautiful vodka-loving country also performed poorly in a host of categories including being the 9th worst with legal discrimination against women. The #metoo movement has been pushed in the headlines in Russia showing signs that things are slowly improving for the better but this too could be part of the Russia hysteria that USA is being subjected to by its mainstream media.
Since Mexico is by far the most visited country out of the top five worst, it really caught our eye. The three areas that Mexico ranked abysmally for were street safety, intentional homicide, and non-partner sexual violence. In fact, Mexico ranked in the top 4 worst in all three of these categories. Many news reports have sited that unfortunately Mexico is becoming more and more unsafe and it’s best to only stay within your resort to minimize negative incidents.
The Five Safest well traveled countries for women travelling alone:
Below you’ll find the 5 safest countries for solo female travel. Not surprisingly, 4 of the 5 are in located in Western Europe, despite the advent of Islamic terrorist attacks and rise in crime and violence fueled by the increase in mass illegal immigration. If you’re planning your first solo trip then these countries may well be a great starting point before venturing out to the more “risky” countries.
Spain is the safest tourist country on Earth for women traveling alone and it’s the 2nd most visited destination (just behind France). Unlike its spanish cousin Mexico, this similarly sun-blessed Mediterranean jewel performed very well with street safety, low legal discrimination and low violence against women attitudes. Although once again part of the politically correct cultural marxist agenda, it is noted that in 2018, Spain’s Socialist government had women outnumbering men with 11 out of the 17 cabinet seats, which gave it a boost in the rankings.
Singapore is by far the safest Asian country on the planet. Excellent ratings in more than half of the areas including 92% of women feeling safe when walking alone at night makes this island nation really stand out. Interestingly, Singapore’s next door islamic neighbor, Malaysia, was the eleventh worst country in our Index and is separated only by a short bridge (they speak the same language too).
The small island nation of Ireland had particularly low levels of legal discrimination, gender inequality and violence against women’s attitudes. Ireland also had relatively low levels of non-partner sexual violence. One area cited where there is still room for improvement, where this study seems to constantly hone in on, is with the pay gap in fields such as scientific research, although this once again is more political than actual. There is however a rise in physical crimes against women with the enforced influx of migrants from the third world although this remains largely unreported due to it being politically incorrect.
Austria had some of the lowest levels of sexual violence and gender inequality out of all the destinations we reviewed. Only 4 points behind Ireland makes Austria the fourth safest country for solo female travelers. One thing that makes it stand out is the fact that 100% of women have had at least some secondary education.
The Eight Factors Determining Danger Ranking:
The “Women’s Danger Index” listed in the 50 countries was created using the following eight factors. More weight was given to “percentage of women who feel safe walking alone at night” and the “intentional homicide of women index” as they are the most reliable indicators of safety for foreign female travellers.
Please note: The circles above each factor represent the corresponding scores that the other countries in the top 10 received in each category.
The 3 tourist countries that surprised the most:
These are countries that were not the worst nor the best, but surprised us with where they ranked.
#6 Dominican Republic:
The Dominican Republic is an extremely popular destination for American tourists and has recently been making headlines after a string of “mysterious deaths”. In our index, this beautiful Caribbean Island ranked 6th worst, scoring particularly woefully with street safety. Whether it was the recent media coverage or not, the study certainly found the Dominican Republic isn’t safe for women traveling alone. This surprised us because before the recent string of events we’d never heard of problems for tourists going to the Dominican Republic.
In 1963, when Malaysia was formed, comprising of the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo (now Sabah), the move was meant to foster closer ties. However, Singapore’s merger proved unsuccessful, and less than two years later on 9 August 1965, it left Malaysia to become an independent and sovereign democratic nation.
Croatia is one of the poorer European countries on our list yet it is one of the safest destinations on our list. This sunsoaked nation did well with relatively safe streets and low intentional homicide levels. However, one area that Croatia didn’t perform well in was it’s quite high levels of both partner and non-partner sexual violence.
Asher & Lyric, who created this index, ranked the top 50 countries with the most international tourists with these eight different factors, for the “Women’s Danger Index” which was compiled using the following data sources, which shows a bias to political correctness and globalism. This is underscored by the fact that it seems no travel operators or organisations were consulted…
- Gallup World Poll (2018): Percentage of women who feel safe walking alone at night = 2 points
- Equal Measures 2030 (2018): Female victims of intentional homicide index = 2 points
- UN Women (2016): Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence = 1 point
- Georgetown Institute (2017/2018): Lifetime Intimate Partner Violence = 1 point
- Georgetown Institute (2017/2018): Legal Discrimination = 1 point
- World Economic Forum (2017): Global Gender Gap = 1 point
- UN Development Program (2017): Gender Inequity = 1 point
- OECD (2018): Attitudes Toward Violence Against Women Survey = 1 point