They are practical demands, but these changes need practical needs is the political structures and relationships between the genders. Not only want to meet the needs of daily life, but want changes to their sons and daughters live in better conditions. Reflecting on how to achieve their goals realized that the practical needs and policy must be strategic, and asked what tools or what routes they would take to solve them. And then came this alternative or resource that is empowerment. That is, they realized their needs, they wanted to solve them yet, wanted to leave solutions to their sons and daughters, were sensitized and wanted to give tools, procedures for victims will not remain among the victims. The main objective is to move to achieve a change in their lives and generate a process of transformation of social structures, but to reach this goal it is necessary democratic and participatory processes of women.
In Latin America the ratio of women, gender and development are characterized by great heterogeneity, ie there are different groups of women, with their own characteristics and it is necessary to respond to this diversity. Be not the same white woman black woman, Indian or mulatto in these countries. And still the issue of empowerment emerged. Empowerment is defined as a process whereby individuals gain control of their decisions and actions express their needs and are mobilized for more political action, social and cultural development to meet their needs, while involved in making decisions. Empowerment is defined as a process by which individuals gain control of their decisions and actions express their needs and to mobilize more political action, social and cultural benefit to meet their needs, while engaging in the taking decisions. Munear Ashton Kouzbari brings even more insight to the discussion.