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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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Dynamics of Social Change: A Model for Indirect Development Practitioners

Dynamics of Social Change: A Model for Indirect Development Practitioners

(p.213) Chapter 7 Dynamics of Social Change: A Model for Indirect Development Practitioners
Human Rights and Community-led Development

Ben Cislaghi

Edinburgh University Press

Chapter 7 explains why and how behavioural and social change happened. It investigates how in the HRE classes, participants contextualised the abstract human rights knowledge within their local understandings of the world and traditional values. That contextualisation fostered revisions in participants’ understanding of themselves and others and expanded individual and collective aspirations and capabilities. This chapter also analyses the role of the programme in creating a space where gender segregation could be overcome, where men and women could sit and talk together, sharing decisions, and how that affected the aspirations, perceived freedoms, and capabilities of the entire community. The theory described in chapter two is critically reviewed and expanded.

Keywords:   Social norms, Gender norms, Praxis of human development, Human rights education, Social improvement, Gender transformation

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