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Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities.

  • The ability to make decisions about personal/collective circumstances
  • The ability to access information and resources for decision-making
  • Ability to consider a range of options from which to choose (not just yes/no, either/or.)
  • Ability to exercise assertiveness in collective decision making
  • Having positive-thinking about the ability to make change
  • Ability to learn and access skills for improving personal/collective circumstance.
  • Ability to inform others’ perceptions though exchange, education and engagement.
  • Involving in the growth process and changes that is never ending and self-initiated
  • Increasing one’s positive self-image and overcoming stigma
  • Increasing one’s ability in discreet thinking to sort out right and wrong

–Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empowerment, 27 September 2010

Would you change anything about  these statements regarding “empowerment”?

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