MONITORING AND ADDRESSING UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Transformative change is dynamic and iterative and empowerment as a process of social transformation is a journey that takes diverse pathways that can be unpredictable and non-linear. Changes in existing power relations might lead to increased tension and violence towards women and girls even as they develop greater agency. For example, unintended consequences could include: increased conflict; violence; time burden; and transfer of responsibilities to others who may be more marginalized. These incidences of backlash and unintended consequences are important to capture to determine the extent of women and girls’ empowerment.