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Here is how women can stay safe while traveling

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 08:40:50-04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Globally, 74% of women have traveled alone or were planning to do so, according to Trip Advisor.

But another survey states that two out of five women have faced sexual harassment or unwelcome interactions when traveling. Lambrine Macejewsk has traveled to Australia, Israel and Morocco. She knows it’s crucial to be vigilant. Her friend was attacked on a running trail while traveling.

“She kicked the person and screamed and yelled and was able to get away, but that doesn’t always happen,” Macejewsk said.

A New York Times article says to check out free apps such as Chirpy, Mayday and Trip-whistle that show dangerous areas and tell how to contact local law enforcement.

Also, have a plan of where you're going and how to get there. Travelstate.gov has safety information for each country and a guide for female travelers.

“She kicked the person and screamed and yelled and was able to get away, but that doesn’t always happen.” — Lambrine Macejewsk, about her friend who was traveling

Divide your cash and bring two phones so that in case of robbery, you don’t lose everything. Macejewsk says don’t let fear stop you from exploring the world but always be aware.

“If something looks suspicious, it probably is suspicious or there’s something not right,” she said.