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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How women view their sexuality, their sexual partners and their experience of pleasure has a link to power and disempowerment of voices in public and private spaces.
"The contributing factors to this ominous trend relate to overpopulation, lack of access to family planning services, child marriage and women disempowerment."
The issue of Muslim women's empowerment and disempowerment are no longer issues for debate within Muslim societies.
He goes on to state that there was a general culture of fear and disempowerment among staff that hampered them from challenging or engaging with authority.
Even well intentioned loved ones can add to the victims' disempowerment but clumsily and persistently asking unwelcomed questions.
He said the concern was that almost everything involved in the process fell within the Welsh Government's definition of commercial activity, and therefore all aspects would have to be at least negotiated with Historic Wales: "The complexity of that, and in some ways the disempowerment of the museum - the fact that we would be relying on another body to approve or do some of these things is a serious concern," said Mr Anderson.
The gradual disempowerment of teachers, of parents, of authority over the generations hasn't helped that sort of attitude.
Sen and Dreze argue that political disempowerment coupled with an underestimation of the socio-economic value of primary education by India's political elites has resulted in a lopsided primary education policy.
" Rather, it examines the ways in which motherhood is experienced and perceived in the context of adoption, illuminating how both birth mothers and adoptive mothers must grapple with scrutiny and disempowerment on their journeys to find appropriate support and validation.
It was about responding to the disempowerment people who receive public services often feel; the disempowerment people who work in public services often feel.
The speaker will illustrate with references to a manuscript he is completing about a father and son, the father reversing his repetitive disempowerment as a child and teenager and becoming swept into a drive to power, projecting his disempowerment on his son, crushing him.
Hawthorn concludes that critics have underestimated the extent to which reader's or viewer's sense of disempowerment adds meaning to the experience of fiction and film and may encourage acceptance or criticism of spying and surveillance in the real world.