Empowered Women, Empowered Children: Transitioning Economies

Achieving child well-being outcomes remains a global challenge due to the prevalence of child vulnerability, particularly in developing countries. Childhood is a critical period in human development, which affects social and economic life achievements in adulthood.

Throughout history, women have been considered as the primary caregivers; it therefore follows that the empowerment of women is going to have an impact on the physical and emotional well-being of children. Protecting women’s rights is essential for both women and children. At the same time, protecting the rights of children, especially girls, is a crucial step towards gender equality.

This paper represents a compilation of research results carried out by World Vision in the following transition countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Romania. The research is aimed at measuring the extent of women’s empowerment and then examining its association with the well-being of children in structured families in MEER countries