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THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN HUMAN RIGHTS: THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION WE KNOW THEM; THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING WE LIVE THEM. (posthumously, Jerome Koenig)

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Food for discovering a thought   Human Rights Reader 386 The important thing about Human Rights Learning is that its key is learning by discovery. (posthumously, Urban Jonsson)   Human Rights Learning (HRL) is badly needed for more and more people to start recognizing the roots of their vulnerability and for them to recognize how […]

TRADITIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING IN CURRENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES BOILS DOWN TO REITERATING A CERTAIN LOGIC OF THINKING THAT SERVES THE HEGEMONIC AIMS OF THE PREVAILING DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM. HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING IS DIFFERENT.

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Food for a critical and transformative thought   Human Rights Reader 301   1. Human rights learning (HRL) is necessary, precisely because knowledge in traditional capacity building in development work has been much fragmented to the disciplinary realm. Conversely, HRL is about how we conceive and carry out a critical and transformative learning experience for […]

EVERY SOCIETY UNEDUCATED IN HUMAN RIGHTS IS EASILY TRICKED BY CHARLATANS. (Adapted from Condorcet)

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  Food for a badly needed thought     Human Rights Reader 296         When asked “What should we do about human rights?” Voltaire answered, “Let the people know them”.     1. I am convinced –and I have said so repeatedly– that we need to open a badly needed worldwide conversation […]

PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS, BUT THAT IMPLIES LITTLE IF THEY LACK A SPECIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT MEANS IN PRACTICAL TERMS. (part 1 of 2)

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Food for a no-nonsense thought   Human Rights Reader 294   It is better to light a light than to complain about darkness. (Confucius)   [I will illustrate the implications of this by using the example of the practical application of the human right to health in communities in Cape Town]. 1. The human right […]

WHEN YOU SEE A GOOD MAN, TRY TO IMITATE HIM; WHEN YOU SEE AN INDIFFERENT MAN, EXAMINE YOURSELF. (Confucius)

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Food for a passivist thought Human Rights Reader 257 [As opposed to a human rights activist, the indifferent person has been called a ‘passivist’. (G. Cannon)] – The world is not dangerous because of the bad people that are in it, but because of the good people who see evil and do nothing. (Albert Einstein) […]

FOR DECADES NOW, WE SEEM TO INTENTIONALLY NOT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO TRAIN HUMAN BEINGS ON THE CRITICAL ISSUES THAT COMMAND THEIR LIVES.

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Food for a human rights learning thought Human Rights Reader 248 -All humans have rights. But the question is: Do all of them know that…and do they know what their human rights are? (S. Koenig) -People will have to know their human rights if they are to be able to even assess what it means […]

HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING HAS TO BE MADE INTO A YEAR-ROUND COMMUNITY RESOURCE.

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  We cannot continue with a popular education that is mostly reactive. 1. Popular education is a central part of the agenda of the human rights (HR) movement and must be oriented towards redefining development policies, as well as redefining the concept of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in the different sectors of our respective […]




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