On Practice and Challenges of Empowering Rural Women in Ethiopia. Particularly, Ethiopian rural women are being subject to exploitative cultural relations, but also there are different Social, Economic, Political, and Structural challenges which impede women empowerment and worse the life of Rural Women. Deﬁnition of empowerment as a “process by which those who have been denied the ability to make strategic life choices and acquire such ability. In line to this (Holvoet,2005) links empowerment to the process of decision-making. Women empowerment is a process by which women gain the ability to generate choices, exercise bargaining power, develop a sense of self-worth.