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Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Ben Cislaghi


How can we best empower people living in the most economically disadvantaged areas of the world to improve their lives in ways that matter to them? This book investigates work of the NGO Tostan as a working model of human development. The study is grounded in the ethnographic study of the actual change that happened in one West African village. The result is a powerful mix of theory and practice that questions existing approaches to development and that speaks to both development scholars and practitioners. Divided into three parts, the book firstly assesses why top-down approaches to educatio ... More

Keywords: Community-led development, Human development, Human Rights, Gender Equity, Social Norms, Child Protection, Harmful Practices, Tostan, Child Marriage, Ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474419796
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Cislaghi, author
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine