gender empowerment measures (GEM)

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1167

Definition

GEM refers to a ‘bottom-up’ process of awareness and capacity building leading to greater participation in transforming gender power relations through individuals or groups developing awareness of women’s subordination and building their capacity to challenge it.

Source(s)

Based on BRIDGE (1997). Gender and Empowerment: Definitions, Approaches and Implications for Policy, prepared by Zoë Oxaal and Sally Baden.

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