Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2018

288 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474419796

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Human Rights and Community-led Development

Lessons from Tostan

First Edition

Ben Cislaghi

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Studies in Global Justice and Human Rights

  • Asks how we can empower people living in the most economically disadvantaged communities to improve their lives in ways that matter to them
  • Refutes top-down development theory and shows how bottom-up human rights-based development can work in real life
  • Uses Tostanś community-led model as an example of helpful development intervention, drawing on the author's experience of living in the community, giving qualitative evidence of its effectiveness
  • Builds a model of how community-led development works, why it is helpful and how practitioners can help people lead their own human development

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