Author: Rangita de Silva-de Alwis

Year Published: 2010


This report examines a new model built on advancing an intersectional human rights platform of action. The four country project in the Asian region provided a powerful locus for an innovative human rights praxis which integrated a dialectical interaction between different social movements, analytical insights and concrete political strategies and practices. The praxis model of four pilot projects in the Asia region was built on a framework that put into action an intersectional analysis of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) so as to challenge multiple forms of human rights violations against women and children with disabilities. Discrimination is often compounded for women and children on the grounds of gender, age and minority status. A holistic approach to human rights advocacy promotes the understanding that the human rights framework is indivisible and interrelated. This report explores the programmatic ways in which this conceptual analysis was put into practice.[1]

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