A Review of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment Year
Pathways members were involved in a number of policy arenas over the course of the year. Pathways research in Brazil on domestic violence evolved into a multi-partner monitoring project that is currently tracking implementation of Brazil’s domestic violence legislation in 27 cities in 9 Brazilian states. In Ghana, we are seeing the successful culmination of the work of Pathways researchers, Dzodzi Tsikata and Akosua Darkwah that explores the impact of education on the lives of women of different generations, throwing up important challenges for making more of the empowering effects of education in terms of women’s future prospects in changing labour markets. The results of our survey work in Bangladesh, with a sample of 5,000 households, are now coming in and reveal some fascinating findings, which deepen our understanding of the empowering dimensions of women’s work, whilst complicating notions of power and choice.
A number of publications were produced over the course of the year, including a special issue of the IDS Bulletin showcasing our work, entitled Negotiating Empowerment, a special issue of Development entitled Gender and Empowerment, two further special issues of the IDS Bulletin on quotas and on religion and rights.
(Link to Pathways Brochure in pdf format)