But the sobering reality is that this can be a risky endeavor. But attempts to lower the gender gap are being made by granting over 600 scholarships to women studying in fields of business, science and engineering. ccording to the Travel Industry Association, approximately, ,” detailing attacks on women travelers like Carla Stefaniak, who was killed while on vacation in Costa Rica. The human cost is truly immense, with estimates that more than 470,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including more than 55,000 children. There are also places you should not go if you are looking for safety. "Rather than relying on hearsay and anecdotes, we thought it would be good to know which countries are the worst and safest based on hard facts.". "This country was also the tenth worst for street safety. Here’s how they calculate the rankings: In assessing peacefulness, the GPI investigates the extent to which countries are involved in ongoing domestic and international conflicts. Follow me on Twitter (@laurabegley) and Instagram (@laurabegleybloom). Here, I list the 20 most dangerous places for solo female travelers in the Women's Danger Index and get Lyric Fergusson, the coauthor of the study, to share her thoughts on each country. ", Easy tricks that could save you hundreds on holiday. Before you panic about the Red Sea holiday you have booked, it may not apply to you. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg, 2. At least 13 people were killed and many injured following a terrorist attack on the High National Election Commission in Tripoli on May 2, 2018. These are the most dangerous countries in the world to visit. After essentially tying with Venezuela in 2017 for the "least secure" country in the world with a score of 45 on the Law and Order Index, … You can see the entire ranking of the 50 countries here. The study weighed up three essential factors to compile the list; war, crime rates, and the risk posed by natural disasters. Meanwhile, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan recently told The Associated Press that ISIS is using the country as a launching pad for attacks on the US and other countries. This news comes as the US marches toward the 19th year of its war in Afghanistan with no end in sight. "Scoring badly on street safety, non-partner sexual violence and a host of gender inequality issues makes the United States particularly bad for female travelers. Daisy is a prolific blogger who has been widely republished throughout alternative media. "This makes it the most dangerous Western country in the world which was very unexpected. The vast majority of these tourists have trouble-free trips, with more than 513,000 Brits visiting in 2016. Share this story! The FCO say: "The motive for most attacks on tourists is robbery. ", 14. Before that, I was deputy editor of Travel & Leisure. ". Throughout my career, I have appeared regularly on television, including Good Morning America and NBC Today. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg, Egypt ranked especially badly in both the global gender gap (fourth worst) and gender inequality (sixth worst)," says Fergusson. On September 10, a terrorist attack on the National Oil Corporation in central Tripoli killed two people and wounded many more.". This surprised us because before the recent string of events we’d never heard of problems for tourists going to the Dominican Republic. ", A protest in Rio de Janeiro in March 2018 after a black woman politician was killed in Brazil, which... [+] is the second most dangerous country in the world. Other areas are still considered to be a potential risk and you should check with the FCO before travelling. The most dangerous countries in the world have been updated for 2019. For women aged between 20 and 24, homicide is the. ", 7. © Public Political News by Digital Media Inc. South Africa ranked 5th most dangerous country in the world, Middle East business leaders provide perspective on the economic impact of…, Egypt: Biden’s victory may spell trouble for Trump’s ‘favourite dictator’ Sisi, EXX Africa to expand into Middle East, rebrand as Pangea-Risk, Rouhani: Iran and US can return to time before Trump, , according to Marquette University Law School’s latest, on Illinois Senate Candidates on SCOTUS Vacancy.