Lagos ranked 8th most dangerous megacity for women to live in

The city of Lagos is the eighth most dangerous mega-city for women to live in, according to a Thompson Reuters survey.

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Cairo, capital of Egypt, was rated the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London, the best.

The poll which sought the opinion from some 380 experts in women’s issues, was conducted in 19 of the world’s biggest megacities (as ranked by the United Nations) between June and July 2017.

The cities were ranked based on four major factors – sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices and economic opportunities.

Lagos ranked sixth out of nineteen for harmful cultural practices and seventh for minimal access to economic resources such as education, land and financial resources.

The overall ranking for the 10 worst megacities in descending order are:

  1. Cairo (Egypt)
  2. Karachi (Pakistan)
  3. Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  4. Delhi (India)
  5. Lima (Peru)
  6. Mexico City (Mexico)
  7. Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  8. Lagos (Nigeria)
  9. Jakarta (Indonesia)
  10. Istanbul (Turkey)
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