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ERIC Number: EJ913474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
On Their Own and in Their Own Words: Bolivian Adolescent Girls' Empowerment through Non-Governmental Human Rights Education
Gervais, Christine
Journal of Youth Studies, v14 n2 p197-217 Mar 2011
In recognition of the profound benefits of children's engagement with their rights, this article presents an experiential account of how Bolivian adolescent indigenous girls discover, articulate, experience, and advocate human rights. This study explores adolescent girls' demonstrations of empowerment, agency, resistance, and solidarity as part of their initiatives within non-governmentally based human rights workshops. By featuring their voices, this study demonstrates how young Bolivian females are able to shape their own expectations and experiences of human rights. This study further emphasizes how a supportive and interactive educational introduction to the conventions, declarations, and constitutions intended to safeguard human rights can open up possibilities for comfort, self-realization, and liberation among adolescent girls amidst endemic patriarchal constraints and ongoing political and economic instability. (Contains 42 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia