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ImageA new survey has named India among the top five countries in the world that are considered as 'most dangerous places' for women.

The survey, produced by the recently launched TrustLaw website -- a product of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has revealed that Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia are the five top countries where record of women's progress in different fields is extremely poor.

TrustLaw asked 213 gender experts from five continents to rank countries by overall perceptions of danger as well as by six risks: health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors, lack of access to resources and trafficking.

Some experts said the poll showed that subtle dangers such as discrimination that don't grab headlines are sometimes just as significant risks for women as bombs, bullets, stonings and systematic ra*e in conflict zones, the report stated.

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Image: India ranks fourth among five top countries where record of women's progress in different fields is extremely poor
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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