Most dangerous countries for women

Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:56am EDT

1 of 20. Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. A survey compiled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation shows that Afghanistan is worst place in the world for women, with India in the top five and Congo, Pakistan and Somalia also failing females, with rape, poverty and infanticide rife.

Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll.

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