Does Islam demand the segregation and seclusion of women?

In some Muslim communities, it is believed that women should be in seclusion. This video discusses whether this practice has any basis in the Quran or Sunnah. It specifically explains Q.33:33 in terms of how the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his Companions/Sahaba understood the verse, according to the commentaries of early scholars. The video also explores whether it is in public interest for women to go out of their homes for work and other purposes.