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Using human rights-based approaches to support the engagement and empowerment of young people

Taket, Ann 2013, Using human rights-based approaches to support the engagement and empowerment of young people, International journal of interdisciplinary social and community studies, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 35-46.

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Title Using human rights-based approaches to support the engagement and empowerment of young people
Author(s) Taket, Ann
Journal name International journal of interdisciplinary social and community studies
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 35
End page 46
Total pages 12
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2324-7576
Keyword(s) human rights
rights-based approaches
engagement
empowerment
citizenship
resilience
Summary This paper explores questions about the value of human rights-based approaches in supporting the engagement and empowerment of young people. It will examine how rights-based approaches allow education about human rights to take on the characteristics of transformative learning, with consequences for increased possibilities of engagement of young people in positive social action both inside and outside the school setting. Key characteristics of rights-based approaches are introduced and their connection to skills supporting empowerment examined. Case studies of rights-based approaches from around the globe drawn from a wide spectrum of countries (including both north and south) are used to illustrate both positive effects and explore challenges and limitations. The work discussed in this paper sits at the intersection of education, public health and health promotion, and is underpinned by values of social justice, equity and participation.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Common Ground, Ann Taket
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051488

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