The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

Shanghai was ranked as the fifth best megacity for women. China’s most populous city and the world’s third largest, with an estimated population of 24.5 million, was seen as second best when it came to women having  access to economic resources such as education, land, and financial services such as bank accounts, and third safest in terms of sexual violence and harassment.

Polling results

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

  • 17

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

  • 16

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

  • 12

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

  • 18

    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).