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GENUINE PARTICIPATION MUST COME BEFORE ACCOUNTABILITY

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Food for a heart beating thought   Human Rights Reader 340   1. In truly democratic societies, active participation is the means for people to voice their criticism, to open the gates to class actions, to demand justice and to change negative ingrained traditions.   2. But true democracies are a utopia (which we still […]

IN HUMAN RIGHTS WORK, IT IS THE HIGHLY UNEQUAL RELATIONS OF POWER THAT SEVERELY LIMIT THE TERMS OF CITIZENS’ ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION.

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Food for a thought beyond mere consultation   Human Rights Reader 287   -Je participe, tu participes, il participe, nous participons….. ils profittent. (1968 Paris Revolution poster) -For human rights processes to be truly participatory, representation has to be timely, truly active, free and meaningful, i.e., “you come; you buy the land; you make a […]

IRON LAWS ABOUT PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN RIGHTS WORK.

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Food for a thought elites will have to abide by  Human Rights Reader 238  – If the people will lead, the leaders will follow. (M.  Gandhi) – Changes in human rights are hardly ever achieved in a simple straightforward way –they bring about interior power struggles and resistance which need to be dealt with people’s counter-power. […]

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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