The rights of women and girls declines rapidly, the greater a country’s level of religious intolerance, a new study claims.

The study is by the Religious Freedom and Business Association, run by Brian Grim, former Pew Research Centre Religion expert. He analysed data from Pew’s Government Restrictions on Religion Index and the UN’s Gender Inequality Index.

Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Iraq and India are the highest ranking countries for both gender inequality and religious restriction, according to the report.

Source: tWN