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Cornwall, Andrea (2016) 'Women's empowerment: what works.' Journal of International Development, 28 (3). pp. 342-359.

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With radical roots in the 1980s, women’s empowerment is now a mainstream development concern. Much of the narrative focuses on instrumental gains—what women can do for development rather than what development can do for women. Empowerment is treated as a destination reached through development’s equivalent of motorways: programmes rolled out over any terrain. But in the process, pathways women are travelling in their own individual or collective journeys of empowerment remain hidden. Revisiting foundational feminist work on empowerment, this article draws on findings from multi-country research programme, Pathways of Women’s Empowerment, to explore what works to support these journeys.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: gender; women’s empowerment; power
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 09541748
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 11:07
Funders: Other

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