Role of a woman in society:
The best of the qualities in a woman is stitching and weaving.
-Imam Ali AS
So the role of the woman in a society is just the same - Stitching and Weaving
Stitching: The woman in Islamic society maintains the balance in the society by stitching up the differences in a family (or community on a large scale) and binds it together. She binds the family together and keeps it from falling apart. Ruling from the corner of her house, she turns it into a home - a place where every men seeks solace, however strong he might be.
Weaving: Another responsibility shouldered by a woman is to weave the future of Islam. She is responsible for upbringing the child and instilling values and morals in the next generation, thus weaving the future of Islam.
So the woman models the society in a way no man can accomplish. She works behind the veils, strengthening the society silently.
A woman in Islam is in no way oppressed or ill treated. Although the gender roles in Islam differ for man and woman, there is no difference in their status. A woman in Islamic society plays a vital role in the society, and is treated no lesser than a man.