The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

Paris was ranked as the third best megacity for women. The French capital, with an estimated population of 10.9 million people, was named as the second best city for women to access healthcare including control over reproductive health and was listed as fourth safest when respondents were asked if women were at risk of sexual violence or harassment.

Polling results

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

  • 16

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

  • 18

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

  • 11

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

  • 16

    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).