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Longwe's Empowerment Ladder

Longwe’s empowerment ladder can be used to analyze the mode and modalities in which organizations are supporting women’s empowerment in five key areas:

  • Control — Women’s control over the decision making process.
  • Participation — Women's equal participation in the decision-making process, in policy-making, planning, and administration.
  • Conscientisation — Knowledge that results in a mindset shift about gender equality
  • Access — Women's access to the factors of production on an equal basis with men; equal access to land, labour, credit, training, marketing facilities, and all public services and benefits.
  • Welfare — Women's material welfare, relative to men. This includes access to practical resources such as food supply, income and, medical care

Learn more about Longwe’s theory here: Gender Analysis Framework - Equality | equilo