The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

Dhaka was named as the seventh worst megacity for women. The Bangladeshi capital with an estimated 18 million people ranked as fourth worst for women facing the risk of sexual violence and harassment and third most dangerous for women facing harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and forced marriages.

Polling results

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

  • 04

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

  • 12

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

  • 03

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

  • 12

    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).