The book, spread in 147 pages, is divided in four parts that discuss rights-based programming; applying human rights approach in programmes and organization; exploring different ways of working; and searching for innovative tools.
With emphasis on human rights, states have the duty to respect, protect and fulfill rights. The book, stresses the values of accountability, participation and equity for the success of rights-based approaches.
The article on rights-based approach to HIV-AIDS is eye-opener and so are the articles on child-rights. A suggestion has rightly been made to challenge the power relations at family, community, policy and government levels.
It has been pointed out that the emphasis should shift towards empowering those who face discrimination by involving them fully in the relevant processes. Various social sector activities and programmes need to promote equity, non-discrimination and inclusion.
According the book published by Save the Children, Sweden, the parents, communities and civil society in general have the responsibility to demand and support child rights.
The book is written in a scholarly style and is mainly meant for policy framers and project implementing agencies to learn about the relevant and suitable rights-based approaches and implement them gainfully.
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