Lima, a dangerous city in which to be a woman
21 October 2017
Lima is the fifth most dangerous mega-city (defined as having 10 million inhabitants or more) in which to be a woman according to a study by the Thompson Reuters Foundation. It follows after Cairo, Karachi, Kinshasa and Delhi. The rest of the ‘top ten’ includes Mexico City, Dacca, Lagos, Jakarta and Istanbul.
The study surveyed 380 experts in women’s issues in the world’s 19 biggest megacities, each home to over 10 million people, to assess how well women are protected from sexual violence and harmful cultural practices, and whether they have access to good healthcare, education and economic opportunities.