Women’s empowerment is a process, a journey, not a destination.
If decision makers address the constraints women face in their everyday lives, more women will reach empowerment. Overall Conclusion
Pathways of Women's Empowerment, Global
The Pathways of Women's Empowerment research programme began in 2006, generating a rich and varied portfolio of studies containing over 825 outputs, of which, 135 are journal articles, 85 are working papers or research reports and 170 are popular media – newspaper articles, documentary films, or photography exhibitions. Findings from these global studies have been condensed into 12 overarching findings related to women's empowerment. These 12 findings offer a fresh perspective to the teaching and learning of gender studies. They focus on what it is that enables these remarkable women to embark on personal journeys to empowerment, the variety of pathways available to women from different parts of the world, which routes these women have taken and what assistance they have had along the way. It is essential if we are to support women in empowering themselves, that we keep developing our understanding of the journey women take and not just the destination arrived.