empowerment of women

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Definition

Process by which women gain power and control over their own lives and acquire the ability to make strategic choices. 

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Source(s)

(1) UN Commission on the Status of Women (2002). Agreed Conclusions on eradicating poverty, including through the empowerment of women throughout their life cycle, in a globalising world;

(2) United Nations Statistics Division – UNSD. Global Gender Statistics Programme

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1102