Gender Advice for Nomads

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Everyone should have the freedom to be a nomad, regardless of gender (and sexual orientation etc).However, white “straight guys” face less challenges than other groups, and are often not faced with the same prejudice and harassment. While all nomads have unique challenges, certain groups, such as female nomads, may require a different mindset and/or skillset to be safe and happy on the road.

This section offers some advice for those travellers.

  • Pack a doorstop - Bring a basic rubber doorstop and use that to wedge under the inside of your hotel/lodging door while you’re in your room.
  • Learn to defend yourself - Many women practice self-defense tactics like martial arts.
  • Know how to contact (tourist) police.
  • Keep your bearings.
  • Try to blend in
  • Make friends with local residents


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