Recognizing the self in empowerment

Tebello Ralebitso

The concept of empowerment is one that appears often in the lexicon of development. It is the ability to make choices for oneself, build confidence and take control over one’s life. In the particular case of women, it’s to become aware of and to challenge subordination and inequity. The operative word is power. Power over yourself and your circumstances. To make choices that you can turn into a reality.

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