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Safety tips for women traveling alone

Here are 11 Safety Tips for women traveling alone in India or for that matter anywhere in the world.


jadefrank's picture

solo travel

Dearest Rita,

Thank you for these excellent tips for traveling alone in India. I haven't yet had the chance to visit India, and hope to someday soon so that I can connect with the amazing Indian women I've met through PulseWire and learn more about grassroots initiatives there like your organization, The 50 Million Missing.

I will keep these tips in mind when I do have the chance to visit, and I think they also apply to traveling alone as a woman in other parts of the world. I have traveled alone through China and Latin America and agree with many of these important points - some of which I could have used earlier!

Thanks for sharing!

In friendship,

Rita Banerji's picture

Glad the tips are help.

Glad the tips are help. Safety for women is hardly ever discussed even in channels like Discovery. And in India for girls and women it is NEVER discussed! We need to change that. Check out the heated debate going on on that post.

Rita Banerji

nilima's picture

thank u rita

well it has always been the scary journey on the train, i just dnt feel comfortable. I have heard such cases which even shadows the good people. But my journey to india was very nice & amazing. And thank u so much for this information, it really worth a million :)

Rita Banerji's picture

trains and buses

yes for women in India -- trains and buses!! But the trick with Indian men is to show an aggressive body language and that actually puts them off very quickly. So you let them know through body language -- "don't mess with me." Unfortunately mothers in India don't tell their daughters this. They usually blame the girls -- "it is how you dress." That is not true! Most rapes in India are of lower economic strata women who wear saris and are totally covered. We have to change the way we view safety for women in India and make men take responsibility. Do check out the heated discussion on the forum going on.

Rita Banerji

nilima's picture

u r true

all the blames goes to the women... but we are here to start to work against it....against sexual harassment...

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