Women’s empowerment: defining and operationalizing a critical variable

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heidi H. Liles (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Steve Kroll-Smith

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to shed light on how development experts and organizations define and operationalize the term “women’s empowerment.” Utilizing primarily qualitative interviewing and some document analysis, I investigate how experts define women’s empowerment, if or how they involve beneficiaries in project design and implementation, as well as how organizations measure women’s empowerment and/or project “success.” The findings highlight the complexities of women’s empowerment and factors that impact the approaches taken to empowering women in the Global South.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Gender, International development, Women's empowerment
Feminism $z Developing countries
Women's rights $z Developing countries
Women $z Developing countries $x Social conditions
Women $z Developing countries $x Economic conditions

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