women's role in society past and present.

international women's day

The role of women in society has evolved over time and varies across cultures and regions. In societies, education, economic participation and women were restricted to domestic and caring roles.

Women were traditionally responsible for household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and caring for children, the elderly, and sick family members.

Domestic and caregiving roles


Women had limited access to education, especially higher education, and were often discouraged from pursuing intellectual pursuits.

Limited education


Women were often excluded from paid work outside the home, and those who did were usually pushed into low-wage, low-skilled jobs.

Limited economic opportunities


In many societies, women were excluded from political participation, including voting and holding office.

Limited political representation


Women have made significant strides in the workplace, with increasing numbers of women working in a wide range of fields and occupying leadership positions.

Expanded roles in the workplace


Women now have greater access to education at all levels, and there are more women in higher education and professional careers than ever before.

Increased access to education


Women have been at the forefront of social justice movements, advocating for equality and human rights.

Advocates for social justice


Women have made significant gains in political representation with more women than ever before participating in decision-making at all levels.

Political representation