Institutional Capacity Building for Rural Women's Empowerment

S.J.G. de Rooij

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Basically, women¿s empowerment is the process (and its outcomes) in which women ¿ individually and collectively- become active, knowledgeable and goal-oriented actors who take and/ or support initiatives to overcoming gender inequalities. Hence, women¿s empowerment refers to a strategy to achieve gender equality as well as to the inherent capacity building processes. Institutional capacity aimed at women¿s empowerment is not a clearly defined concept. Yet, effective capacity building requires conceptual clarification and common understanding among institutional actors. Therefore the following questions need to be answered: what do I mean by institutional capacity? How can it be developed? More specifically, how can it contribute to rural women¿s empowerment and gender equality?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)np
JournalElectronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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