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Values Deliberation and Collective Action

Community Empowerment in Rural Senegal

  • Beniamino Cislaghi
  • Diane Gillespie
  • Gerry Mackie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 1-39
  3. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 41-52
  4. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 53-62
  5. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 63-101
  6. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 103-136
  7. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 137-142
  8. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 143-186
  9. Beniamino Cislaghi, Diane Gillespie, Gerry Mackie
    Pages 187-192
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-211

About this book

Introduction

This book describes how a program of values deliberations–-sustained group reflections on local values, aspirations, beliefs and experiences, blending with discussions of how to understand and to realize human rights--led to individual and collective empowerment in communities in rural Senegal. The study explains what happens during the deliberations and shows how they bring about a larger process that results in improved capabilities in areas such as education, health, child protection, and gender equality. It shows how participants, particularly women, enhance their agency, including their individual and collective capacities to play public roles and kindle community action. It thus provides important insights on how values deliberations help to revise adverse gender norms.

Keywords

Collective empowerment African Studies Senegal NGO Tostan Human rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Beniamino Cislaghi
    • 1
  • Diane Gillespie
    • 2
  • Gerry Mackie
    • 3
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Washington BothellBothellUSA
  3. 3.University of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33756-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33755-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33756-2
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