One Location that is impacted by The Human Right: Article 7, which is the right against discrimination, is Pakistan.


Islam is practiced by majority of the people living in Pakistan. Approximately 95% of the population are Muslim. Also, there are small groups of Buddhists, Christians, Parsis, and Hindus. In Islam, men and women are equal in God's sight and are expected to fulfill the same duties of worship, prayer, faith, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Islam helped improved the status of women compared to earlier Arab cultures, by recognizing a woman's full personhood. The government uses Sharia (a muslim law) in personal status issues, such as, married, divorce, inheritance, and child custody.

Social Status

In Pakistan, women are discriminated by men. They do not receive the same freedoms and rights as men. Men are considered the breadwinners in the family and the only source of income in the household. Women are denied access to the same education, career opportunities, wages, or health care as men. Women are seen as inferior. The largest percentage of working women are nurses or teachers. Women are only represented in government as ministers in Parliament and ambassadors. The first female prime minister was Benazir Bhutto and she served from 1988 to 1990.