On the 29-30 May 2014 a group of feminist scholars, activists, and media and communications professionals met at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex to celebrate and interrogate learning from the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Consortium (Pathways). This was an opportunity to look at the trajectory that the consortium had taken since its early days in 2005, consider how Pathways research could shape the post-2015 development agenda, and strategise about future directions in work on women’s empowerment.
This report provides a written summary of the discussions from that meeting, augmented by links to audio from the session presentations. Sessions from the meeting included debates on 'Informal Cultural Norms and Exclusionary Practices', 'Creating Critical Consciousness', 'Laws, Policies and State Practices', 'Women's Collective Organising', and 'Securing Resources and Decent Livelihoods'.
The report concludes with a summary of key points from the conference together with audio from some of the conference participants on what women's empowerment means to them.