Glossary


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Empowerment

Empowered people take control over their lives, pursuing their goals and living according to their values. Empowered people make their own choices and exert influence upon what affects their lives, both individually and collectively. Empowerment is a complex, long-term process, particularly when it concerns people who have been oppressed and marginalised, and who need to develop capacities and acquire resources.


Equal opportunities

for women and men are limited by barriers to economic, political and social participation. Such barriers are often indirect and difficult to pin down. They are caused by deep-rooted cultural beliefs and well-established societal structures. An equal opportunities approach goes beyond overcoming direct discrimination.