Pathways of Women’s Empowerment: Stories of Influence

Published on 1 March 2015

This report explores the strand of work developed by the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme under the IDS Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

It demonstrates how Pathways’ existing work related to the overarching programme’s emphasis on linking local voices to global arenas to influence policy discourses on gender justice. Through the case studies of the Real World project on 30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone, the Pathways book series, and the Pathways Learning Platform, the report emphasises how building relationships and networks, and the success of working with people beyond the development sphere, have been key to the programme’s influencing work. The report also underlines the importance of women’s organising in exposing and promoting policy lessons for positive change in women’s lives, and Pathways’ aim to continue to support this work.

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Edwards, J. (2015) 'Pathways of Women's Empowerment: Stories of Influence', Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme, Brighton: IDS

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Inequalities and Poverty

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