WEBINAR: Measuring empowerment of women and girls – the what and the how

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting a webinar about how to measure empowerment among women and girls.

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 3.00 - 4.15 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

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SUMMARY: The measurement of empowerment of women and girls has gained renewed attention over the past years resulting in a host of new initiatives and improved efforts to further conceptualize/unpack what empowerment means and how you go about measuring it. This has been accompanied by fierce debate, drawing attention to the importance of critical reflection on what is measured and how empowerment is measured. In this webinar, we want to share highlights from our work regarding both the what and the how. We start with sharing several key lessons learned from on-going debates on measuring empowerment of women and girls, and relate these to our conceptual understanding of empowerment. In this way, the measurement of empowerment is put in its context. On that basis, we elaborate the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ aspects. With respect to the what, we look at multilevel and multidimensional aspects of empowerment, and how these can be incorporated in empowerment measures focusing on outcomes and indicators. With respect to the what, we emphasize the importance of women’s and girls’ voice in empowerment processes themselves, and its measurement in particular. We reflect on the rationale of participatory approaches, and the different levels at which they can be used. These will be illustrated with examples of selected participatory methodologies.

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