>> Cairo's been named the most dangerous megacity for women, while London is the safest. That's according to the first international experts poll on how females fare in the rising number of cities with over 10 million people. In a poll done by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, women's rights experts in 19 megacities around the world we're asked about financial inclusion, sexual harassment, access to health care, and cultural and religious practices, all when it comes to women.
And Cairo overall averaged the worst. Here in this city, women's rights experts have cited economic instability and harmful traditional and societal views of females which could contribute to why women have such difficulty with these issues. Cairo is the capital of the Arab worlds most populous country, and for women, its a tough place to call home.
They say even walking on the street could see them subjected to harassment.>> Words, words, verbal abuse or verbal harassment basically.>> It's really bad, you know? You feel like you're not a human being. You're like a weird creature, you know? You just walk and you hear something you should not hear in the street.
Why?>> When just measuring the threat of sexual violence or abuse, unsurprisingly, New Delhi came bottom in the rankings. Along with Brazil's Sao Paulo. The fatal gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 has increased public awareness of women's rights and emboldened victims to register abuses.
Authorities recorded four rapes every hour in India in 2015. At the other end of the scale, London was ranked as the most woman friendly, then Tokyo and Paris. That that the French capital didn't do well on sexual violence coming 16th. Parisian women complained that they were often harassed by men on the street.