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Cornwall, Andrea and Edwards, Jenny (2010) 'Introduction: Negotiating Empowerment.' IDS Bulletin, 41 (2). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

This introductory article draws out some of the dimensions and dilemmas around women's empowerment that are highlighted in the articles in this IDS Bulletin: the choices, the negotiations, the narratives and above all, the context of women's lived experience. In doing so, we show that empowerment is a complex process that requires more than the quick and easy solutions often offered by development agencies. Much of the significant change happening in women's lives takes place outside of the range of these conventional interventions. In conclusion, we suggest that for development agencies to really support women's empowerment requires greater engagement with changing structures rather than accommodating women within the inequitable existing order, and a much deeper understanding of what makes change happen in their lives.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 02655012
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2010.00117.x
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:06
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32860

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