Women were traditionally responsible for household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and caring for children, the elderly, and sick family members.
Women had limited access to education, especially higher education, and were often discouraged from pursuing intellectual pursuits.
Women were often excluded from paid work outside the home, and those who did were usually pushed into low-wage, low-skilled jobs.
In many societies, women were excluded from political participation, including voting and holding office.
Women have made significant strides in the workplace, with increasing numbers of women working in a wide range of fields and occupying leadership positions.
Women now have greater access to education at all levels, and there are more women in higher education and professional careers than ever before.
Women have been at the forefront of social justice movements, advocating for equality and human rights.
Women have made significant gains in political representation with more women than ever before participating in decision-making at all levels.