Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
International Development and Service
International Development and Service, MA
Women’s empowerment, Ireland, Ecuador, cultural approaches towards empowerment
Research conducted in this study examined women’s empowerment through a comparison of case studies in Northern Ireland and Ecuador. The objective was to explore the approaches and effectiveness these programs have towards empowering women. A review of existing literature assisted the researcher in defining and conceptualizing empowerment, thereby creating a framework in which empowerment could occur. Past research indicated that empowerment groups throughout the world addressed such issues as economic, social, and gender equality. Through a comparative case study analysis of two community-based programs and the review of the literature, the researcher discusses the current progress and challenges of women’s empowerment in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Quito, Ecuador.
Gaffoglio, Cristina, "Analyzing Culturally Specific Approaches towards Women's Empowerment: A Comparison of Two Community-Based Programs in Northern Ireland and Ecuador" (2017). MA IDS Thesis Projects. 45.