The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

Istanbul ranked as the 10th worst megacity for women and the sixth worst when it came to women at risk of sexual violence and harassment. Turkey’s largest city, with an estimated population of 14.4 million, was very much middle of the group on all other questions.

Polling results

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

  • 06

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

  • 13

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

  • 08

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

  • 08

    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).