BARRIERS TOWARDS FEMALE STUDENTS REGARDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES IN CHITRAL, A REMOTE NORTHERN AREA OF PAKISTAN
Persistent discrimination against women who prefer to adopt an active lifestyle may be found all over Pakistan, but it is particularly prevalent in rural and remote places. The goal of this research was to have a better understanding of these challenges and develop strategies for overcoming them. In this study, a sampling technique known as the random selection was utilized to select one hundred twenty people from the surrounding locations. For the purpose of collecting information from each of them, a standardized questionnaire was used. According to the research on the data, both religious and cultural factors played a part, although the analysis revealed that religious influences played a more substantial effect. It has been demonstrated that factors of a religious and cultural nature play an important part in the gender discrimination that is directed toward women who live in rural regions and take part in activities that require a high level of physical exertion. In addition, students' low self-esteem was a substantial impediment to their engagement in extracurricular activities, particularly those involving physical activity and sports.