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empowerment

 [em-pow´er-ment]
the gaining by individuals or groups of the capability to fully participate in decision-making processes in an equitable and fair fashion.

empowerment

An external process which builds a person’s self-esteem and confidence in his/her ability to make good decisions, to control his/her own life and to achieve autonomy.

empowerment

1. Investing power in another person or group by sharing leadership roles, or helping others to engage fully in a process.
2. Participating actively and autonomously in policies or events that affect one's health or well-being.
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Progress in political empowerment in the west has been slightly reduced, with the gap of women in parliament in 22 western countries being 41%.
The main purpose of the study is to examine the effect of microfinance on socio- political empowerment of women; therefore, population of the study consists of women who had borrowed from selected microfinance institutions.
"The political empowerment programme was always a success and it is not that only women who are contesting are part of these workshops.
Female secondary school enrolment does not seem to have an effect on women's political empowerment.
The Middle East and North Africa region has closed 59% of its overall gender gap, but the region ranks the lowest in terms of economic participation, opportunity and political empowerment. Israel leads this region at 53rd place overall.
All of these struggles are documented in Just a Union and examined as a model of political empowerment.
According to the BJP leader, educational and political empowerment is the solution, and not appeasement.
The delegates participated in panel discussions, workshops and debates designed to move the world closer to financial buoyancy through the economic and political empowerment of girls and women.
"Look at Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, the Muslims of all these states have finally realized that political empowerment is possible only through the creation of their own parties," he said.
Aydah bint Saleem Al Hajriyah, adviser at the office of the undersecretary of the Social Development Ministry, was presented a working paper, titled, Political Empowerment for the Omani Woman.
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Asserting that the Delhi Government is strongly committed to the welfare of women from all sections of the society, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said sincere efforts were on to ensure social, economic and political empowerment of the fair sex.
In the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates (103) is the highest-ranking country, performing ahead of most countries in the region on education and political empowerment indicators.

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