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Hu Dalconzo

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Oct 30

The Journey to Self-Empowerment

The journey to self-empowerment is long and requires not only perseverance, but trust. One must trust themselves, those on the road with them and the journey itself. Yet so few of us really know what empowerment is or what it feels like. According to the World Bank, empowerment is defined as “the process of increasing capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.” Additionally, the World Health Organisation states that empowerment is “an action-oriented concept”, “focuses on power relations and intervention strategies” and includes “both processes and outcomes”.