Women empowerment encompasses empowerment of women in many spheres and includes economic, political and social empowerment. It is a topic of much discussion today with many instances of women achieving tremendous progress, existing along with stories of brutal oppression and abuse. Women empowerment is also sometimes used interchangeably to mean gender empowerment which includes the empowerment of trivialised genders. Economic empowerment implies the ability for women to control and enjoy benefit from resources, income, assets and their own time. It also encompasses the right to improve their own well-being and financial standing.