“He was shocked and upset on my behalf, and began to acknowledge my frustration,” she said. In Marrakesh, Morocco, men approached her and boys shouted “sex” at her.
In Paris, a man she had met at Notre Dame turned aggressive, pushing himself on her while they were on a dark and deserted street. Once inside, she was shaken by the thought of what could have happened.
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The nonprofit group has assembled know-before-you-go information for 65 countries, and plans to add 20 more countries by year’s end.
“Being connected can be a safety strategy,” said Ward, a travel writer who divides her time between Toronto and Delhi. Never tell a stranger where you are staying or when you are leaving the country: Some men prey on women departing the next day, knowing that the victim will probably not change her flight to pursue them.
You can take steps to minimize the risk of harassment and assault while traveling. Do not multitask: No chatting on the phone, texting, reading or podcast-listening in public places. Lucas adds that women should always designate one member of their group the teetotaler.