Pathways of Women’s Empowerment is an international research and communications programme established in 2006 with the aim of understanding and influencing efforts to bring about positive change in women’s lives.
Our four regional centres based in Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and West Africa, together with a coordinating hub in the UK, work on issues at the heart of feminist research and advocacy. Our projects cover issues of economic, legal and political empowerment, sexuality and reproductive rights, movement building and advocacy for women’s rights.
We see women’s empowerment as a journey, not a destination. Understanding what enables women to embark on these journeys, what pathways are available to them, which routes they take, and what assists them along the way is essential if we are to support women to empower themselves.