No country is 100% safe against criminal violence, but there are some countries who have rather a friendly population to help if you ever get lost as a solo traveler. Not only this, when you see the citizens of the country being respectful to each other, you automatically develop a sense of respect for the country overall.
The safety of women seems to be a major concern for some countries which appear to have either low or negligible crimes and violence going on. With the beautiful sights that deserve to be complimented, there are a lot of steps taken to provide safety for women, making it comfortable for the citizens and the traveling population.
The Scandinavian countries have always been stealing the thunder every year by getting high rankings into the lists of equal treatment to women, Norway has been one of them with equally mesmerizing culture and heritage. It has an overall low crime rate as compared to other European countries, and that is why Norway has a good reputation regarding women’s safety for both native as well as solo travelers.
Australia comes in the top twenty in the Global Safe and Secure Index. But, most importantly, it has been marked safe for the crimes against women happening due to religious reasons. For instance, when woman of a particular religion enters another area where this religion might not be practiced, is a major cause of criminal violence. You only need to be safe and alert with the normal precautions that come in handy. As far as the tourist guides or new Australian friends are concerned, don’t confide in them promptly. Also, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) took a step towards women’s progress in order to promote their strengths known as Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
The elegant country of France portrays women as admirable citizens of the nation since they can voice their opinions openly despite the cultural and social conventions. From carrying valuables to roaming alone at 3 AM in the morning, France is all in safe hands. The crime in France includes small theft cases, that’s it! Paris especially is rather safest for women, and a survey recently told that a lot of single women are living a happy, safe life there. France also improved their ranking in the overall country changing scheme by making a jump from number 50 to number 15 and is currently working for further improvement.
Calling off petty crimes like pickpockets and mugging, Belgium is safe for its native women. The minor crimes are also witnessed only in Brussels, and the major crimes don’t fall in the list of the country giving it a low rate of crimes getting committed every year. Although roaming late at night in the country might not be very safe from the female perspective. The country of Belgium has their National Action Plan launched for peacekeeping, violence against women in armed conflict, peace-building, conflict prevention, monitoring, and evaluation.
From partying late night to driving early morning, The Netherlands is a great place when it comes to safety for women. Even a lot of public transport works absolutely fine in the country with almost no difference between day and night. The people come off as friendly and helping and if you get lost in the labyrinth of Amsterdam, you’ll always find an individual in the form of help by your side. You only need to avoid walking late night around the red light district in Amsterdam. The best thing about The Netherlands is that the schools in the country are taught about boycotting violence and being respectful to each other resulting in building a sensible generation.
The country has been doing great in terms of promoting economic independence which includes women education, access to health care, laws for protection of the native women and girls, law against child marriages which rather comes under tremendous accomplishments. Canada is still working on providing equal wages to women as that of men so as to put an end to gender discrimination.
Singapore entirely experiences no objection with women roaming alone late night with the public security as well as the security services available at a personal level. This tells us about the strong control exercised by the security executives over the population of the country to promote safety and gender equality.