Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide

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David Cohen, Rosa De la Vega, Gabrielle Watson
Kumarian Press, 2001 - Political Science - 346 pages
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Building civil society and nurturing democracy have become part of mainstream development discourse. But while some NGOs are taking the lead in this work, others still lack the skills needed to assume new roles in policy advocacy. Advocacy for Social Justice is a direct and interactive response to this growing need. The result of a major three-year collaboration between the Washington-based Advocacy Learning Institute and Oxfam America, this resource is the first comprehensive guide for worldwide advocates for social and economic justice. Intended for practitioners, trainers, teachers and students,it explores the elements of advocacy and offers a toolkit for taking action, comprehensive case studies, and hundreds of resource listings.

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By the source of Dantri on line news paper Thursday 10 march 2016 Hindustan daily news
Paper on page 12 wrote in the heading of Twins Baby two fathers by the
test of DNA. In the genetic study we found that in womb, Fetus can gets forefathers and
Mother genetic massage. Than it not good to Blame Women. I want to say Genetic association
of Vietnam and all genetic scientist that between 7 days if two different fertilization
Take place. Then the birth of the child must be different day.
 

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Refomation in Democracy System
First Author, Innovator Pramod Stephen
Siristi Snmman & Champaran Rattan Awardy
Christian Church
P.O.Sugauli 845456
East Champaran Bihar India
Abstract:-In old age there was “might is right” But now after many changes in law and system came in the world, But people are more mentally, physically and financially harassed by different problems.
Introduction: - (1) Nature of problem:-Today we are disturbed by management and law. No one ready to listens the word or solve the people’s problems. We live in democracy system but what is democracy we can not understand it.
(2)Previous work: - From ancient age to till now many intellectuals and writers describe the definitions of democracy and make laws but the problem is same as previous & worst. The most popular definition was as given by Honorable Abraham Link an. That Democracy is Government of the people by the people for the people . But it is related to the people not other things included. Now it is necessary to change the definitions of democracy because now it is not related to people we have to look the whole world .We made protection act for wild animals, Birds, aquatic creatures, Air pollutions Act, water pollutions Act, river pollution Act, land pollutions Act and others Act also. So we must change the definition of democracy.
(3)Purpose: - To bring change in the democracy system and laws for the betterment of the universe.
New Definition of Democracy
Democracy is the management of the human society for the welfare of the universe.
But we see in every part of the world people role is only to votes they have no involvement in Govt’s decision after election there is no importance of the people .Representatives does not respect people neither visit people, nor respond to their letters or applications. Why? They need only our Votes and visit at the time of elections .Why? Because we have not made any law and responsibility for our representatives, In written. I want to demand from Govt, Election commission, intellectuals, organizations, all political parties and citizen to think on this matter and make rules for representatives that they must visit voters in their respective areas to gather opinion and suggestions, once a year with their signature. Includes
(1) Citizen Visiting Register
Voters ID No, Date, Name, D. Suggestions, Remarks, Signature.
(2) Similar type of rules & citizen visitor register should be kept for Block officers and block level others departments.
(3)In every office, one waiting room and receptionist must be there to entertain people. (Citizen)
(4) In every department people would give advance tour program and before salary they summit monthly report after that they get salary. Why not for representative who take salary.
(5) Every representative should have notice board in his residence and office indicating visiting hours and tour program etc. No right of vote in some place of salary holders because, they are servant of the people.
(Reformation in Judiciary System)
Till now we have not prepared perfect law for citizen’s security, wealth security and knowledge security. There are too many laws. Citizen’s fighting’s against citizens. Service holders fight’s against service holders. 80% people involve in court case. So believe on justice by the management is finishing so instead of development and other thinking, peoples takes arms against the management. Management becomes an administrator.
(1) In case of murder /killing police take the dead body in their custody, writ of arbitration and sent for postmortem and a court case filed .But after some time it automatically close down due to the lack of abidance and proof. Consequently dead person (citizen) never gets justice .while culprit’s enjoy freedom. In this situation to which one should blame, for this shame full act of negligence and in
 

Contents

Introduction to Part 1
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Lessons from Social Movement Advocacy
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Free Spaces Are Critical for Engaging in Public Argument and Building Public Judgment
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David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.

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