In a Reuters poll Moscow scored as the world's safest megacity (way ahead of London, Paris and New York) when it comes to cultural practices such as genital mutilation and forced marriage. It scored second in safety for women from sexual violence behind Tokyo alone
We set out to find out which of these cities are safe for women – and which need to do more to ensure women are not at risk of sexual violence and harassment and harmful cultural practices and have access to healthcare, finance and education.
In each of the 19 megacities, we contacted 20 experts focused on women’s issues including academics, non-government organisation workers, healthcare staff, policy-makers, and social commentators.
Here is what they found:
Safety from “cultural practices”:
Safety from sexual violence
In an earlier post I noted that Moscow is the last and only megacity in the world where Europeans remain a solid majority.
Source: The Unz Review