About Lyric Thompson

Lyric Thompson is a member of Amnesty International USA's Women's Human Rights Coordination Group, an expert group of volunteers who support the organization's efforts to promote and defend women's human rights. Outside of her work with Amnesty USA, Lyric is a writer and advocate on global women's issues. She has worked for women's rights with a variety of organizations, including the International Center for Research on Women, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Women for Women International and TrustLaw Women, a project of the Thomson-Reuters Foundation.
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The World’s Worst Places to Be a Woman

Amnesty USA’s Women’s Human Rights Group member Lyric Thompson was recently polled among a number of international women’s rights experts on the world’s worst place to be a woman. The results are in.

A recent survey by TrustLaw, a project of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, polled 213 women’s rights experts on what they consider to be the world’s worst place to be a woman.

The results are in, and topping the list are Afghanistan, DR Congo, Pakistan, Somalia and India, based on a variety of factors including rape and violence, lack of health services, poverty and human trafficking.

According to the poll, Afghanistan ranks as the worst place in the world to be a woman.