ERIC Number: EJ694761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 6
Human Rights Education as a Tool of Grassroots Organizing and Social Transformation: A Case Study from Turkey
Ilkkaracan, Pinar; Amado, Liz Ercevik
Intercultural Education, v16 n2 p115-128 May 2005
Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) -- New Ways has been carrying out a "Human Rights Education Program for Women" throughout Turkey for over a decade, in cooperation with community centers. The training has a holistic, comprehensive nature, linking several areas of human rights through a critical gender perspective lens. One of the overarching aims of the program is to support women's grassroots organizing in economically disadvantaged areas by equipping women to mobilize around self-identified needs. This article focuses on the impact of the program on women, methodological factors that contribute to its success and its role as a catalyst to promote social transformation at the local level.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Social Change, Females, Community Centers, Civil Rights
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey