Africa’s Most Unsafe Countries for Women

See Nigeria’s Ranking On The List Of Most Unsafe Countries for Women In Africa


Nigeria has ranked 10th on the list of Africa’s most unsafe countries for women.

Africa’s Most Unsafe Countries for Women

The Global Women’s Peace and Security Index 2023 at the weekend ranked Nigeria 10th on the list of Africa’s most unsafe countries for women.

In the index, the Central African Republic (CAR) ranks number one, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan rank second and third, respectively. Burundi, Eswatini, and Somalia came in fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, while Niger, Sudan, Chad, and Nigeria followed in seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth positions, respectively.

On the other hand, the Seychelles tops the list of African states deemed safe. At the same time, Cape Verde, South Africa, Mauritius, Tunisia, Rwanda, Botswana, Tanzania, Ghana, and Sao Tome and Principe followed that order.

On the global scene, Nigeria ranks as the 16th worst country out of 177 nations in the world in terms of the status of women, according to the 2023 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index report.

The WPS Index report, which was launched last week in New York, captures 13 indicators, including education, employment, laws, and organised violence, classified under three dimensions: inclusion, justice, and security.


According to the report, all the bottom 20 countries, including Nigeria, have experienced armed conflicts between 2021 and 2022, noting that 2022 is the deadliest year on record for conflict-related deaths since the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland lead the 2023 rankings as the top five countries to live as a woman, while Afghanistan, Yemen, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan are the worst five countries on the index.

In the 2023 index, Nigeria ranked 162 out of 177 countries regarding women’s inclusion, justice, and security, a decline from the 2021/2022 edition where Nigeria ranked 130 of 170 countries.

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