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HELPING TO EMPOWER, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TURN BEGGARS INTO CLAIMANTS.

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Human rights: Food for a committed leader’s thought   Human Rights Reader 397   -I do not have enough energy to surrender. (Luis Manzano, peasant activist in Chile) -Critics who use their words to hide their cowardice of being in the front and making a difference are of no help in human rights activism. (Shula Koenig) […]

THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS’ MOTTO: WHERE THERE’S A WILL, I WANT TO BE IN IT.

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Food for a willful thought   Human Rights Reader 383   -I have been impressed with the urgency of doing; knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough. (Leonardo da Vinci) -Big minds have a will; small ones only have wishes. (Albino Gomez)   Tomorrow must be more than just another […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS OPPOSE ANY ALTERNATIVE PARADIGM THAT FINDS ITS PLACE WHERE TRADITIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN. (part 2 of 2)

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Food for a campaigner’s thought Human Rights Reader 265   – When one leaves behind problems without solutions, one does not leave, one absconds.  (J. Koenig) – A powerful interest of a few has the potential to sway the situation for many. – The truth of the activists does not coincide with that of the ones that accumulate wealth. […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS OPPOSE ANY ALTERNATIVE PARADIGM THAT FINDS ITS PLACE WHERE TRADITIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for a campaigner’s thought   Human Rights Reader 264   In dedicated human rights work, it is not about being a bit more leftist or a bit more centrist than others, but it is to offer a viable and better perspective for the future –one in which human rights activists are willing to engage-with […]

WHY HUMAN RIGHTS WORK IS TO BE SEEN IN THE REALM OF POLITICAL ACTION.

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Food for a thought to ponder Human Rights Reader 250 WHY HUMAN RIGHTS WORK IS TO BE SEEN IN THE REALM OF POLITICAL ACTION. -We will succeed inasmuch as we display the capacity to mobilize collectively behind human rights as a political goal independent-of and often opposed-to the goals that motivate the state and/or the […]

Actions and activism in fostering genuine grassroots participation in health and nutrition.

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Effective action requires not just an enthusiasm, but calls for a close rapport with the disgruntled so as to get them organized.  (A. Robbins) 1. You may often have asked yourself as to whether your individual contribution in the field of health and/or nutrition makes or is making any difference.  This, of course, depends.  Alone, […]




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