How To Stay Safe As A Female Solo Traveller

AIMÉE LUTKIN | March 28, 2019

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Travelling on your own is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it has its dangers. The number of women travelling alone has been on the rise in recent years, and the tactics for staying safe while on the road have gotten increasingly sophisticated — and important.In a recent article, the New York Times interviewed female travellers, some of whom have survived assaults or violence while abroad. The piece touches on how the rise of women taking solo trips is being connected to the rise of violence against women.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of non-profit UN Women, told the Times that most countries don’t accurately track data regarding threats to women travellers — they don’t want to discourage tourism, for one thing. But it’s also not necessarily about a specific country having a problem:

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