Survey claiming India as most dangerous nation for women rejected by NCW

The Survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation where India is ranked as most dangerous country for women in the world have raised nation wise criticism of this report.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has raised the question on the credibility of the report.

The chairperson of NCW Rekha Sharma said, “Women in India are aware of their legal rights and the procedure and method of access to the legal system more than ever before. Some of the countries that have been ranked after India have women who are not even allowed to speak in public.”

She added that agencies like the National Commission for Women, State Commissions for Women, various civil society organization and the media have been instrumental in building awareness among women and girls.

The Thomas Reuters Foundation poll claims that the organization surveyed nearly 550 experts – from Europe, Africa, the Americas, South East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific- focused on women’s issues, asking them to rank countries based on a number of key issues.

The Commission rejects the survey in question. For a nation as big as India, with a population of approximately 1.3 billion, the sample size of the survey is not representative of the country as a whole.

After this survey many in India criticized the foundation which ranks India above than nation like Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and others. The survey was conducted in 6 parameters where sexual violence, non-sexual violence, Cultural tradition, gender discrimination, healthcare and human trafficking were set as the key points for women to live in the nation.

 

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