women's empowerment

Women’s empowerment: A quest for a definition and measurement

Women’s empowerment is key to ActionAid’s strategy to fight poverty, inequality and discrimination. Women’s empowerment is the objective of an increasing number of projects and interventions that our organization is implementing in Italy and Europe.

But, what does empowerment stand for? What is included in the definition? How do we know whether we are making a real impact or not? These questions have found multiple answers among reaserchers and practitioners over the years.

As ActionAid we have recently launched a process to develop a framework that helps us to define and measure empowerment. The first output of this process is a Guideline Document available here.