The #MeToo Revolution Puts Spotlight on U.S.— Poll shows America Ranked Among 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women

The United States was named as the only Western nation among the 10 most dangerous countries for women in a survey of global experts, after the #MeToo campaign triggered a flood of complaints about sexual harassment and assault. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey asked 550 experts in women’s issues which of the 193 United Nations member states they considered most dangerous on a range of issues, with India topping the list followed by Afghanistan and Syria. The United States came 10th overall, but ranked joint third with Syria when respondents were asked where women most risked sexual violence, harassment and coercion into sex, and sixth regarding non-sexual violence such as domestic and mental abuse. Experts, advocates and survivors said a rising awareness of assault against women pegged to the #Metoo movement, the country’s outsized role on the world stage and a tolerance of violence added to the perception of danger in the United States.
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