The academic usage of the notion of empowerment in various fields (development, poverty, gender equality, etc.) do not always draw on the same conceptual framework. This article aims to summarize some of the advantages but also some limitations of the uses of the concept of women’s empowerment. The authors will attempt to answer the following questions: What are the strengths of the academic debate around the notion of women’s empowerment? Does not this concept remain surrounded by a conceptual blur? Have not the distances gradually widened between the academic uses of this notion and its uses in the sector of non-profit institutions?
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.