Human Rights and Community-led Development

"Human Rights and Community-led Development ,Lessons from Tostan" by Ben Cislaghi recommends Tostan as a best practice for ethical and effective development. The book is published by Edinburgh University Press.  Ben Cislaghi is an Assistant Professor in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Centre for Gender, Health and Violence).  



Human Rights and Community-led Development, Lessons from Tostan

Ben Cislaghi

A compelling response to the call for effective community-led models of human development

How can we best empower people living in the most economically disadvantaged areas of the world to improve their lives in ways that matter to them? This book investigates work of the NGO Tostan as a working model of human development. The study is grounded in the ethnographic study of the actual change that happened in one West African village. The result is a powerful mix of theory and practice that questions existing approaches to development and that speaks to both development scholars and practitioners.

 The book is published by Edinburgh University Press.  Ben Cislaghi is an Assistant Professor in Social Norms at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Centre for Gender, Health and Violence).  Edinburgh University Press