Human Rights From Below : Achieving rights through community development
MetadataShow full item record
In Human Rights from Below, Jim Ife shows how human rights and community development are problematic terms but powerful ideals, and that each is essential for understanding and practising the other. Ife contests that practitioners – advocates, activists, workers and volunteers – can better empower and protect communities when human rights are treated as more than just a specialist branch of law or international relations, and that human rights can be better realised when community development principles are applied. The book offers a long overdue assessment of how human rights and community development are invariably interconnected. It highlights how critical it is to understand the two as a basis for thinking about and taking action to address the serious challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century. Written both for students and for community development and human rights workers, Human Rights from Below brings together the important fields of human rights and community development, to enrich our thinking of both.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Methodology for capturing environmental, social and economic implications of industrial symbiosis in heavy industrial areasKurup, Biji R. (2007)Industrial operations have been attributed to causing social and environmental problems such as: acid rain; greenhouse gas emissions, air, water and soil pollution; plus health problems to neighbourhood communities. With ...
Self-government in deeply divided societies - The kaleidoscope of efforts by the Afrikaans community to develop a comprehensive model for self-managementde Villiers, Bertus (2018)The Afrikaans speaking community has particularly since 1994 been engaged in various activities to protect and promote the Afrikaans language. These activities remain to a large extent mainly uncoordinated and spontaneous. ...
Development of a validated framework to describe and evaluate community-based rehabilitation practice in Chinese communitiesChung, Eva Yin-han (2009)Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) is defined as "a strategy within general community development for rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities and social inclusion of all children and adults with disabilities" (ILO, ...