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Speaking Out: Case studies on how poor people influence decision-making

Speaking Out: Case studies on how poor people influence decision-making

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Published by Oxfam
Many poor people around the world are denied the opportunity to have their say. Politics generally works well for those in power, but those in poverty are often excluded from forums that directly affect their welfare and so are unable to hold decision-makers to account. Speaking Out describes different ways to strengthen the participation of people in poverty so that they become active citizens and shape policy decisions. The book includes different approaches, lessons learned, and useful case examples on issues ranging from local community budget monitoring to popular mobilization and media work. The chapters show that addressing a lack of ability to speak out against injustice, as well as the more tangible issues, can make a big difference to people’s ability to achieve greater well-being and get out of poverty, and so work towards a point where poor and marginalized women and men are more able to access their rights.
Many poor people around the world are denied the opportunity to have their say. Politics generally works well for those in power, but those in poverty are often excluded from forums that directly affect their welfare and so are unable to hold decision-makers to account. Speaking Out describes different ways to strengthen the participation of people in poverty so that they become active citizens and shape policy decisions. The book includes different approaches, lessons learned, and useful case examples on issues ranging from local community budget monitoring to popular mobilization and media work. The chapters show that addressing a lack of ability to speak out against injustice, as well as the more tangible issues, can make a big difference to people’s ability to achieve greater well-being and get out of poverty, and so work towards a point where poor and marginalized women and men are more able to access their rights.

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Published by: Oxfam on Apr 06, 2011
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06/15/2013

 
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‘Communities have a critical role in the formulation of public policy. Thisimportant new book, rooted in a wealth of experience, resonates strongly withwork being pursued by humanitarian organizations to effect change with andfor marginalized people everywhere. I welcome its contribution to this goalwholeheartedly.’
Sir Nicholas Young 
, CEO, British Red Cross‘This book provides inspiring examples of the power and potential of collec-tive action by the poor to hold governments accountable and to change thepolicy frameworks that affect their lives.’
Olga Gladkikh
, Advocacy and Citizen Engagement,Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University‘The case studies in the book are truly inspirational and will be an importanttool in the process of southern voices and experiences in
uencing interna-tional development policy. This compilation makes it easy for policy makersto learn from and use the experiences and struggles of poor people to developrelevant policies that address their needs and interests.’
Tara Brace-John
, Governance Policy Coordinator,One World Action and CoChair, BOND Governance Group

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