disempowerment

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disempowerment

The forcible denial by one or more persons in a position of power over the rights and choices of another person or group.

Examples
Withholding from a patient relevant information and/or excluding that person from decision-making about emotional, physical, intellectual, social, economic or cultural aspects of his/her own life.
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Duterte: to disempower corrupt politicians and crooked businessmen, and to institute reforms in order to make this disempowerment permanent.
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CLERICALISM is a model of leadership that disempowers those who are led or served, and turns them into clients and dependents.
Qualitative studies are presented detailing women's experiences of family policies' effects on their lives, including their resiliency in times of disruption and their viewpoints on life-altering events that are used to disempower them.
But is he the man to disempower the warlords and disarm their militias in order to push through this constitution?
That's when it hit me: When you cast blame, you disempower yourself and relinquish control of your destiny.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 8 (ANI): "Your religion should empower you, not disempower you," Kangana Ranaut said while reacting to Zaira Wasim's choice to quit acting.
In sections on Nietzschean engagements, Nietzschean readings, and beyond Nietzsche, he discusses eternal recurrence and Nabokov's art of memory, the will to disempower: Nabokov and his readers, Lolita's Nietzschean morality, Pale Fire: a differing perspective, rewriting Nietzsche, and Nabokov's "other" world.
In an open letter to Sainsbury's, groups representing more than 200,000 tea farmers and workers in Africa said: "This move will disempower us."
He said: "If you teach kids to dodge risk, you disempower them.
Or that Wrexham fans who call themselves "sheep sha***s" to disempower rival slurs, should be nicked for inciting anti-Welsh racism.