Not only women are discriminated against because of their gender. The often violent discrimination against transgender males has been prevalent throughout Malaysia for many years. Until now the unfortunate individuals have had no legal recourse. On the 7th of November 2014 the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) gladly received a recent ruling by the Malaysian appeal court. The judgement asserted that it is unconstitutional that it is considered a criminal act for transgender women to cross-dress.
According to the Global Gender Gap Report of 2014 Muslim countries govern the bottom ten spots. Sadly, not a single Muslim country is in the top ten countries offering equal opportunities. Predominately Muslim countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Birkina Faso, Niger, Cote d'Ivoire and Yemen are not only considered focal points for violence against women; these countries are also of the worst in terms of school attendance rates. There are reasons behind these poor statistics.