Even if women have the liberty to choose their religion, they can still be confined to the rules within the religion, or the religious and cultural practices of that state. Simply enabling women to have the freedom to practice is insufficient. Where religions have practices that put women on an unequal platform, challenges need to be made. There are subtle and extreme forms in each mainstream religion. For example, honor killings, female genital mutilation, pro-life and the refusal to allow abortion to everyday society of gender norms of the woman being the home-maker or putting her career before her familial relationships. These norms maintained under the guise of religion need to be challenged to ensure that gender equality and freedom of religion are compatible.