Documentation from the "Working Seminar on Methods for Measuring Women's Empowerment in a Southern African Context",2001

Documentation from the "Working Seminar on Methods for Measuring Women's Empowerment in a Southern African Context",2001

Methods and tools to measure women's empowerment in Southern Africa

The documentation answers the following questions:

  • what methods or tools should NGOs and evaluators use to measure women's empowerment?
  • What are the lessons learned of NGOs in a southern African context on measuring empowerment in rural Zimbabwe and among women micro entrepreneurs in Namibia?
  • What are good indicators of empowerment among women in politics?
  • What methodological principles and theoretical frameworks should be used when measuring empowerment?
  • How can empowerment be defined?
Among the contributors are: Sara Hlupekile Longwe, Feminist Consultant and Chairperson of FEMNET, Dr. Ruth Albertyn, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Eunice Njovana, activist, consultant and representative of ORAP, Doufi Namalambo, consultant and representative of Namibia National Association of Women in Business and Nina Strandberg, Project Manager at Kvinnoforum.
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