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Human Rights and Community-led DevelopmentLessons from Tostan$
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Ben Cislaghi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474419796

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.001.0001

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Galle Toubaaco before the Programme

Galle Toubaaco before the Programme

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(p.83) Chapter 4 Galle Toubaaco before the Programme
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Human Rights and Community-led Development
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Ben Cislaghi

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0004

Chapter 4 pictures the rural community of Galle Toubaaco before the Tostan programme. It looks at three aspects of community members’ life that are tracked throughout the HRE part of their participation in the Tostan program. This chapter examines in particular how community members constructed gender relations, made decisions or had access to the decision-making process, and fulfilled roles available to them. It also uncovers existing social norms before the programme began, showing that some human-rights-inconsistent norms and practices were in place and offering an analysis of the reasons for it.

Keywords:   Social Norms, Child Marriage, Child Labour, Gender norms, Power relations, Human Development, Harmful practices, Child protection

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