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 […]
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PEOPLE HAVE RIGHTS, BUT THAT IMPLIES LITTLE IF THEY LACK A SPECIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT MEANS IN PRACTICAL TERMS. (part 2 of 2)
Food for a no-nonsense thought Human Rights Reader 295 It is better to light a light than to complain about darkness. (Confucius) Capacity building for action 16. For capacity building, the Cape Town team successfully uses the adult education method REFLECT (Regenerated Freirean Literacy Through Empowering Community Techniques); they have trained trainers […]
HUMAN RIGHTS ARE COMPELLING IN THE ABSTRACT, BUT IMPOSSIBLE IN PRACTICE AS LONG AS THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY.
Foood for an allergizing thought Human Rights Reader 288 -It seems our peers have an allergy to enforcing human rights accountability. (J. Alday) -To be effective, accountability needs to be demanded; therefore, effective mechanisms to demand accountability are badly needed. Are we fostering such mechanisms? 1. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) both serve […]