The most dangerous transport systems for women

The most dangerous transport systems for women

Organisation: Thomson Reuters Foundation (United Kingdom)

Publication Date: 04/09/2015

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The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate charity of Thomson Reuters. The Foundation uses the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. One of the Foundation’s main projects is data journalism. Each year the organisation published a perception poll developed and produced with the help of some of the world’s leading gender experts. Every year, the polls generate international debate by putting women’s rights at the top of the news agenda. Since the publication of its first poll in 2011, the Foundation has focused on issues that affect women around the globe, ranking the world’s most dangerous countries for women, best and worst countries for women in the G20 and the best and worst countries for women in the Arab League. The Foundation’s latest perception poll was published in October 2014 and ranked the most dangerous transport systems for women. The poll surveyed more than 6,550 women as well as gender and city planning experts in 15 capitals and New York, the most populous U.S. city. The survey was conducted by pollster YouGov, the Thomson Reuters Foundation conducted an investigation with specialists in each city. The aggregated ranking was put produced by StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company. The poll triggered a significant debate around the globe, from London - which ranked worse than New York, Beijing, and Tokyo - to Bogota in Colombia, which ranked worst overall with women scared to travel after dark. - ''The results of this survey have been very useful, because they lead us to confirm that we need to act.” - Colombian Senator, Antonio Guerra de la Espriella - ‘’We get one or two reported offenses every day. We think it’s been significantly under-reported. We want people to come forwardn and report more.’’ - Mark Newton, Assistant Chief Constable, British Transport Police The poll received coverage from major international outlets including BBC News, CNN International, Al Jazeera English, Washington Post, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Le Figaro (France), and 24 Horas (Chile) and others. News of the poll reached 19 million people on social media.

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The aggregated ranking was put produced by StarMine. The survey was conducted by pollster YouGov.
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