Know your vacation spot
Many governments problem journey advisories for different international locations for his or her residents. The State Department, for instance, publishes a listing of security ranges by nation. Its web site, Travel.State.Gov, has data on each nation and call data for the closest American Embassy or Consulate.
Unicef has knowledge on violence indicators which may be telling for vacationers, together with home violence, feminine genital mutilation and feminine murder. The World Bank has a gender knowledge portal that gives statistics that may sign to ladies whether or not it’s a protected location over all.
Stay solely the place you possibly can lock the door
“Try to keep in locations the place different vacationers are staying, i.e. strive not to keep in a spot the place you might be the solely visitor. Try to be certain you possibly can lock your door while you go to sleep. As ineffective as this will likely appear, I’ve even locked the zippers of my tent collectively and slept with the key in my hand.
“Use your voice: scream and yell while you really feel threatened. I’ve even run from an remoted avenue the place I used to be being surrounded and threatened by a gaggle of males straight into the arms of a random man and girl strolling collectively on a extra populated avenue, screaming how pleased I used to be to see them once more.”
— Elena Steigman, 41, Valencia, Spain. Has traveled to Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, a military base in Lebanon at the Lebanon-Israel border, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia, Spain, the Netherlands, Scotland, Denmark, Italy, France, Poland and Portugal.
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