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The state of the art in citizens’ communication for social change in Spain

In spite of its long history on different countries, ‘citizens communication for social change’ is little known in Spanish academic and social institutions, so few communication professionals know how to address and undertake in-depth planni ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:35

Four steps to community media as a development tool

Community media represent a crucial input in development processes, playing an important role in democratisation, social struggles, and awareness raising. But they often face difficulties on the financial and legal levels due to the constraints created ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:29

Thinking and acting outside the charitable food box: hunger and the right to food in rich societies

From a food-supply standpoint, the 30 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the world's rich club – can reasonably claim to be self-sufficient. Issues of food access are met through publicly fund ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:32

Leveraging change in the working conditions of UK homeworkers

The debate among NGO and union activists about how to improve working conditions and labour rights has been dominated by proponents of specific approaches, arguing variously that the best route is through company codes, legislation, organisation of worker ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:49

The Ethical Trading Initiative: 10th Anniversary Conference

This article reports on the tenth anniversary conference of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), drawing attention to the irony that just as progress is being made on the situation of home workers (among the least protected of all working people) the t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54

The UN World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993

Two debates dominated the WCHR: whether human rights are universal or can be culture-specific, and whether respect for human rights is a factor in economic development. The author concentrates particularly on Oxfam's contribution to the Conference, organi ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54

The ethics of immigration controls: issues for development NGOs

It can be argued that immigration restrictions constitute a form of 'global apartheid', ensuring that poorer sections of world society are prevented, by legal and physical force, from sharing in the world's sum of riches. This article seeks to develop thi ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54

Domestic violence, deportation, and women's resistance: notes on managing inter-sectionality

This Practical note describes the work of the Southall Black Sisters, a group, based in London, England, which provides a variety of assistance to, mainly Asian, women who have been victims of domestic violence and abuse. The author discusses how the UK l ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:59

Development-induced forced migration: a practical example

Based on primary research, this paper describes the negative human, occupational, and environmental impacts of the Kiraz Dere dam project in Turkey, concluding that financial compensation for people who are displaced by such projects is unlikely in itself ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05