EFFECTS OF LACK OF WOMEN RIGHTS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES. There has been a raging debate on the rights and freedoms of women in Muslim countries. This is due to increased discrimination and outright denial of equal access to the basic provisions of life like education, right to associate and property ownership to the girl child. This has made many Muslim societies be depicted in a negative light in regard to promotion of rights of women. There have been several reports all over the globe where women suffer all kinds of mistreatment and abuse. These actions have portrayed most Muslim countries as conservative and unwilling to acknowledge that women rights are human rights. The denial of equality to women has reduced their participation in social, cultural and economic development of their societies.