News Item

As glib and glossy visions of women’s empowerment, designed to avoid actual power structures, are being avidly promoted by corporations and the development industry alike, Andrea Cornwall says that Srilatha Batliwala's new book on Engaging with Empowerment compels us to revisit and revalue what we mean by 'empowerment'.

This compendium of Batliwala’s writings on women’s empowerment, feminist movements and feminist leadership, traversing activism and theory tells stories about how change happens in women’s lives that reclaim and reaffirm an approach to empowerment that looks and acts very differently.

Open Democracy: Reclaiming Feminist Visions of Empowerment