Religion in some ways contributes to gender discrimination. Women are suffering in countries where religion is law, such as many Muslim countries (MUNFW 2012). Some of the religion such as Muslim prohibits women to become leader. They think that men should take the responsibility while women are expected to be the followers of men. This fuels men with overwhelming self-confidence and underestimate women's ability without having to evaluate them. In-born egoism causes men to always think that they are right all the time and refuse to accept suggestion from women. This is also caused them to think that women do not have the ability to get things done. Therefore, some of the religion will cause gender discrimination in the society and will bring a lot of bad effect to the society.
A by the OECD Development Centre shows that gender-based discrimination in social institutions hampers economic growth. According to Does gender discrimination in social institutions matter for long-term growth?, there is a strong negative relationship between gender-based discrimination in social institutions, measured by the OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (), and income per capita. Hence, the economic cost of gender-based discrimination in social institutions is particularly high. The income loss associated with current levels of gender discrimination could be substantial, estimated at up to USD 12 trillion, 16% of current global GDP. At the same time, reducing gender-based discrimination in social institutions through the right policy measures could yield huge potential income gains.
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