Human Rights : Voices Of World’s Young Activists


  • Author: Amii Omara Otunnu
  • Co-Author: Sergio Mobilia
  • Co-Author: Bandana Purkayastha
  • Publisher: Frontpage Publication
  • ISBN-13: 9789381043066
  • Pages: 178
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2012


About The Book

This book captures a stage in the history of the struggle for humanrights. The collection of essays encapsulates hopes and critiquesof young activists from Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, CostaRica, Egypt, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Macedonia, Philippines, Uganda,United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela, who arepassionately engaged in fostering a world where more people canaccess human rights. Collectively, these articles tell us aboutcontemporary understandings of who is considered to be human, whoshould have access to rights, what these rights are, and whichentities are to be held responsible for ensuring all people haveaccess to human rights. The discourse reflects its concern with thestate of the world where interstate conflicts have not lessened,where, the range of weapons has indeed increased exponentially,ensuring that people not only experience direct effects of war andconflict, but also indirect repercussions including environmentaldegradation. Some of these essayists bring the issue of earth-carewithin the purview of a human rights framework. Equally important,the authors reflect a conceptual trend by bringing issues of foodand well-being to the security discourse as well. What needs to beaddressed, and the activists views especially on how we should goabout attending to these gaps serve as an important marker of howmuch further we have to travel on this road in our struggle torealise human rights. The assessment of the young activists alsotells us how many hopes of the framers of the Universal Declarationof Human Rights, adopted sixty years back, have remainedunfulfilled. Last, but not the least, the essays focus on humanrights education, linking socialisation, cultural changes and therealisation of human rights.