Throughout history, women have been denied the opportunities to bless the world with their God given talents. However, those days seem far behind us. In other words, women didn't have the rights back then that they have today. During the 19th century, women didn't have the privilege of searching for a job, were less educated, and didn't have any social status. Essentially, being a woman meant staying indoor and taking care of the house and the children. The idea was that, men were physically strong and thus can work for many hours. As a result, they should take charge over everything that involves labor. Due to the power that men had, women essentially had to obey men. Additionally, men were in charge of valuable resources. This notion is firmly challenged during the 20th century and today, women had made tremendous gains in all facets of American life.
As women received the freedom they have been yearning for, they began to perform well economically, socially, and academically. To ensure that women’s hard work and performance is a necessity for their family and the world, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, members of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), leaders of the UN government, private sectors, and civil society has decide to join hands to highlight the importance of empowering women. I believe that empowering today's women and girls is a big advantage for the world because there are so much positive things that they bring to their communities and beyond. For instance, a lot of women are now striving to be engineers. Not too long ago, it was said that engineering was only appropriate for men. However, women have now shown that they can do anything a man is capable of doing, as long as women are motivated and encouraged, and given the chance to do so.