Measuring women's empowerment: A need for context and caution - Authors' reply
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SourceLancet Global Health, 6, 1, (2018), article e31
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ RSCR CAOS
Lancet Global Health
SubjectAnthropology and Development Studies
Women's empowerment is a complex concept, with no consensus on its definition or on the domains that compose the construct. Thus, it is expected that any attempt to measure empowerment will have limitations and will not satisfy all parties interested in the topic. However, we know that an attribute that is not measurable or measured tends to be overlooked. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) raised the need for a measure of women's empowerment so that it can be monitored and compared between contexts and stakeholders made accountable.
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