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The most dangerous countries for women to travel to

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Solo female travelling is becoming more and more popular. It gives women a sense of empowerment and helps them build their confidence and feel more independent. More and more women decide to travel across the globe to explore different cultures, meet like-minded people and simply experience the world. Nevertheless, travelling solo as a woman can be more dangerous than travelling solo as a man. That’s because, despite the efforts of the international community to promote gender equality and women’s rights, there still are many countries where women are discriminated against and cultural norms limit their freedoms. This article outlines which destinations are the most dangerous for solo female travellers based on the rates of gender-based violence, gender inequality, and the general attitude towards women.

 

  1. South Africa

 

It can seem surprising that South Africa is on top of the list as it is a very popular holiday destination amongst American tourists as well as British citizens. Nevertheless, as Rape Crisis Centre reports, around 40% of women in South Africa will be raped or sexually abused in their lifetime. While that refers mainly to women who reside there permanently, female visitors are also at high risk of being raped. It is unlikely for women to feel safe when walking alone at night as South Africa is also notorious for gender-based violence perpetrated by non-partners.

 

  1. Brazil

 

In terms of gender equality, Brazil performs poorly. According to the Gender Gap Index, Brazil ranks 22nd out of 25 Latin American states. Women are devalued in all spheres of life and do not have the same opportunities as men. That translates to misogynistic attitudes that women travelling to Brazil often have to deal with. In addition to that, Brazil has one of the highest femicide rates in the world. In the state, women and girls are being intentionally killed just because they are female. That is something each solo female traveller has to be aware of.

 

  1. Morocco

 

In Morocco, conservative gender norms dictate what is expected of women. The society remains largely patriarchal, and, as a result of that, most women experience discrimination on a daily basis. In the social hierarchy, men are seen as superior to women, therefore many believe that women have to blindly follow men’s orders. Since women in Morocco have to dress modestly, many Western female travellers, who look inherently different, are subject to objectifying comments and stares.

 

  1. Egypt

 

Domestic violence is a big problem in Egypt as many people believe that a man is allowed to beat his wife if she disobeys him. Moreover, rape in marriage is not considered a crime. Almost every day, women in Egypt experience gender-based violence that can have many forms, ranging from sexist comments to physical violence. Rape is one of the most commonly committed crimes in Egypt, so it is important that women travelling solo stay in public areas and do not walk alone at night.

 

  1. India

 

According to the Human Development Index report released in 2020, India ranked 123rd out of the total of 189 countries in terms of ‘Gender Inequality Index’. In simple terms that means that India does not treat women well. What female travellers deciding to go to India alone have to bear in mind is that human trafficking is a significant problem there. People, including tourists, are frequently kidnapped and trafficked. When it comes to women, they are usually trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.

 

Is it a good idea to travel solo as a woman?

 

The fact that there are certain dangers associated with travelling solo as a woman does not mean that it should be avoided. On the contrary, travelling on one’s own can be an extraordinary experience. The important thing is, however, that women have to be extremely careful while doing it. They should not be discouraged from visiting these destinations, but, when planning a trip, they should take the discussed aspects into consideration. Being aware of potential safety concerns and knowing what the attitudes towards women are in the destination states can make travelling safer and more enjoyable.

 

 

Author’s bio:

Katarzyna Rybarczyk is a Political Correspondent for immigrationnews.co.uk. This is a media platform that helps to raise awareness about migrant injustices and news around the world and helps people get immigration advice.

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Meet Mustapha Diyaol Haqq: the Tech Entrepreneur set to Revolutionise Africa’s Maternal Care

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Mustapha Diyaol Haqq is a young Ghanaian innovator and founder of Sinuosity AI. An artificial intelligence research centre in Accra, Ghana. Sinuosity AI focuses on Research and Development of AI systems for applications in Health and Agriculture. 

In 2020, Mustapha’s Okuafo Foundation won the global Zayed Sustainability Prize’s food category in UAE to democratise the foundation’s AI enabled mobile app for early detection of pests and diseases as well as provide smallholder farmers with precision agriculture technologies to enable them grow food sustainably. 

Sinuosity AI has since been working on solutions to improve the quality of Africa’s healthcare systems. The company is developing AI-assisted prognosis tools for patients and care providers. One of the major areas of concern is maternal care and service delivery in hospitals and clinics. 

Beginning early next year, Sinuosity AI is launching Preggy Health in Nigeria. A personalised care solution for expecting mothers. The platform offers stress-free antenatal care for pregnant women. With Preggy Health,   Gynaecologists and Care providers can leverage patient data insights for AI-assisted prognosis. The platform uses predictive analytics and machine learning to accurately predict anomalies and complications for pregnant women. 

Using industry-leading encryption technologies, Preggy Health provides a secure place to store all antenatal records. The Preggy Health mobile app allows users to track their daily lifestyle. Users can track their diet, prescription adherence, sleep patterns, vitals and the baby’s health and development and more. 

Preggy Health promises Personalised Support and Care Planning, eliminating the stress and inconsistencies during antenatal care visits. 

“Healthcare and Agriculture are some of the few sectors that have seen significant applications of AI in recent years. We are excited to be at the forefront of pioneering AI applications in these sectors.” – Mustapha. 

“We envision a world with Preggy Health where Doctors can keep an eye on their patients even at home. A future where expecting mothers are conscious of their daily lifestyle and Preggy Health offers a simplified way to track their progress, health and wellbeing. How cool would it be, for care providers to know ahead of your due date, risks of complications during delivery and prepare ahead of time by having a specialist ready?.” Mustapha explains.  

Mustapha Diyaol Haqq was recently named amongst the 2022 Class of 50 Next. A list of people shaping the future of gastronomy by the World’s Best Restaurants. 

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Italian Trade Agency hosts trade delegation for Agrofood and PlastPrintPack West Africa Exhibition

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The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Ghana hosted a dinner for the visiting Italian trade delegation to the Agrofood and PlastPrintPack West Africa Exhibition in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, November 30.  (more…)

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SEO promotion of your YouTube channel. How to make it easy?

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YouTube SEO promotion is a video optimization process by which you can improve your channel’s ranking in YouTube’s organic search results. SEO for YouTube helps you optimize your video to promote it to the top positions in YouTube search queries.

The better the video and its metadata match the query, the higher it appears in the list of search results. The frequency with which videos are accessed from search results also plays a role.

When creating videos for YouTube, the main condition should be taken into account: videos should be useful and of high quality. If the content of the video does not match the title and topic, it is useless to buy YouTube views. Such a video won’t appear in search results because users won’t like it.

Why you need SEO for YouTube

SEO tools are used to boost rankings on Google search engines, blogs, and social media. The YouTube search engine selects relevant responses based on the same principles.

YouTube’s SEO promotion tools are, of course, different from those used on other resources because video hosting sites don’t have as much text.

Nevertheless, text information on YouTube is still present (in the channel title and titles, video description, tags, subtitles, etc.), which means it is acceptable for SEO optimization. Google, the search engine that owns YouTube, also considers the presence of optimized titles, tags, descriptions and subtitles in videos.

Of course, not all users find YouTube videos through search. Many of them follow links and recommendations from the video hosting site or browse the “Related Videos” section. But SEO optimization isn’t so much about users as it is about search algorithms that can position content favorably in search results for relevant queries.

Ranking factors

The following factors are important to promote videos on YouTube:

  • audience retention. This criterion reflects the percentage of users who have watched the video to the end;
  • views. This is an important criterion for optimizing videos on YouTube because users often sort videos by this parameter. Sometimes views are increased with bots, but that’s a mistake. Retention drops and YouTube does not consider the video useful, which spoils the promotion results;
  • likes and new subscribers. The role of the metric in YouTube promotion is decreasing because it is easy to cheat. Now the system takes into account the likes from users who watched the video to the end and wrote a comment, i.e. really interacted with the content. The same goes for new subscribers: they affect YouTube promotion only when they are really active;
  • shares. They affect promotion only if there is interaction on social networks and sites.

Keywords

Channel Keywords is a section where you can specify specific words that you want to promote your videos and channel. For example, if your channel is about playing computer games, you can include keywords such as Letsplay and anything related to that.

Use keywords when preparing your channel description text

It’s important to specify your channel’s keywords in the appropriate settings section. This will allow YouTube’s search algorithms to more accurately determine which third-party channels and videos of similar subject matter can be recommended for your content.

How to find out the keywords

To see third-party channel keywords, we need a special tool for YouTube that allows you to see any channel’s keywords for free. It’s called VidIQ.

  • Register an account at www.vidiq.com.

Install the vidIQ browser extension.

  • Go to YouTube and login to the extension. You will notice it, it will be displayed to the right of the video. Once authorized, it will also show stats for each video on the right.
  • After installing this plugin, go to any channel on your topic and see all the keywords used on it.

This will help you find search terms. The tool generates keywords by adding different letters and numbers before and after the search term you specify. Then we collect the relevant (appropriate) phrases and save them in notepad or excel.

Then all you have to do is to write a text with the keywords in it, place the text in the video description, it is also important that these keywords are mentioned in the video.

Promotion on YouTube

Promote your channel and video on various websites, forums and social networks. Let the widest possible audience know about you.

Use the YouTube API to create a YouTube badge and put it on your website. This way you can attract new viewers to your channel.

Allow others to embed your content to help spread your content. Every video has an embed URL. You can use it to put the video on your website. Send links to blog authors who might be interested in your content.

If your videos are about product reviews, include as much additional information as possible. Include model and brand identifiers in the tags.

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Why You Should Hire Dynamic Movers in NYC?

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Are you planning to pack your belongings and leave? Are you planning to move out of NYC to the next town or even to the next state? Can you do the moving on your own? If you want a time-friendly and convenient solution, you need the help of a moving company to move your things and belongings. If you want your household items and other fragile stuff to remain intact while moving, moving companies like Dynamic Movers NYC will be of great assistance.

Before we get into why you need a moving company, you should also know why people do not consider it.

First, they do not hire a moving company because of the cost. It will take a minimum of 700 dollars before you can avail yourself of the services of a moving company if you are moving to another town. But when you are moving to a place with a longer distance, it will cost thousands. This is a huge disadvantage, but if you have prepared in advance and saved enough money, then this should not be a problem. But if you are on a tight budget, you might consider moving with the help of your loved ones.

Second, you cannot move according to your schedule. Instead, you need to wait for the company’s schedule. For example, you only decided to hire a moving company for the next day. If there are no vacancies or if it is during the peak months, it would be challenging to book one. Unlike when you are moving by yourself, you can choose to do this anytime, at your convenience.

Third, you still need to pack by yourself and make the necessary labels so that the moving company will know which items need handling with extra care. Although they offer “white glove service,” where they will do the packaging and even the labeling for you, it will be an additional cost. If you are working on a frugal budget, you cannot afford to pay for another service, right?

Now, let us get into the details of why you should hire a moving company.

First, it saves you a lot of energy and time. If you are busy with preparations and other necessary transactions, you might need their services. If multitasking is not an option for you now, then you need a moving company. Moving also involves strength, especially when lifting and transporting household items. If you are not up for that, then you should hire a moving company.

Second, if moving is for career purposes, your employer would pay the moving costs for you. You would not spend a penny.

Third, if you want to secure your things because they are expensive or have sentimental value, why is risk in moving them yourself? Hiring a moving company would ensure the safe and secure transport of your possessions. Furthermore, because of insurance, moving companies are liable and accountable for any damages to your possessions.

If you are convinced that you need the services of a moving company, there are things you need to consider when determining what you should look for in a moving company. Companies are not “one-size-fits-all.” Their services and costs differ from one company to another. The company you must choose must have open information that is accessible online. They must have complete details like a contact number, website, FMCSA number, license number, and liability insurance. Without these, it would be hard to trust the company.

Second, they must present insurance options with the right coverage. Third, they must have versatile services that work with your budget and needs. Fourth, they must be able to move things long distances (if you are moving to a faraway place). Some companies have a limited distance to cover.

These things being said, the best option for your moving needs is Dynamic Movers NYC. Look them up and book your move today!

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A Guide To Major Events Happening In Accra This December

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‘Detty December’ is here again! (more…)

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LuvmeHair Headbands for Wigs: An Essential Product Guide

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Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your wig in place or customize your look, headbands for wigs are a must-have accessory. (more…)

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