The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

Cairo was ranked as the most dangerous megacity for women from a U.N. list of 19 cities. The Egyptian capital, with an estimated population in 2016 of 19 million, fared worst when it came to harmful cultural practices for women such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage and was named the third worst city when respondents were asked if women were at risk of sexual harassment and violence.

Polling results

How cairo scored from 1 (worst) to 19 (best) for each question.

  • 03

    Sexual ViolenceWomen can live in this city without facing the risk of sexual violence including rape or sexual attacks and harassment

  • 03

    Access to HealthcareWomen have good access to healthcare including control over reproductive health and maternal mortality

  • 01

    Cultural PracticesWomen are well protected from potentially harmful cultural practices including female genital mutilation, child, early or forced marriage, female infanticide

  • 02

    Economic OpportunitiesWomen have access to economic resources such as education, ownership of land or other forms of property, and financial services such as bank accounts


Questions we asked

Click a question below see the polling results from 1 (worst) to 19 (best).