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Bertus De Villiers

influence on Australia’s political life is however fragile. For many years Aboriginal People have attempted, without success, to enhance their political voice so that they could pursue self-determination as well as a form of co-formulation of the policies that affect them. The commonly used term ‘Aboriginal

Making the Voice of Humanity Heard

Essays on Humanitarian Assistance and International Humanitarian Law in Honour of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Edited by Liesbeth Lijnzaad, Johanna van Sambeek and Bahia Tahzib-Lie

HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands has made her mark in the annals of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
In this anthology prominent members of the world community and global experts and practitioners come together to pay tribute to Princess Margriet for her decades of dedicated service to the Movement and the Netherlands Red Cross Society. This tribute takes place on the occasion of the end of her eight-year tenure as Chair of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Under the Princess’s guidance, the Standing Commission has come to play a strong and unifying role in the Movement.
This unique collection of scholarly and inspirational essays offers a wealth of information on the constituent components and statutory bodies of the Movement and contemplates its mission to help victims and improve the lives of vulnerable people. It addresses the humanitarian concerns and challenges of our time. The anthology further provides a unique forum for the current debates on the application and development of international humanitarian law. It also discusses the Movement’s relations with governments and external partners and the contribution of volunteers. This is the first book to bring the relatively unknown Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and its work prominently to the fore. Making the Voice of Humanity Heard is essential and accessible reading for anyone interested in the daunting tasks and fundamental role of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as well as the contemporary threats and challenges to humanitarian assistance and international humanitarian law.

Jonathon Sargeant and Jenna K. Gillett-Swan

education established for more than two centuries are often questioned, but in essence, remain firmly entrenched. As a result, the child’s occupation of the educational habitus is confused, and their voice is muted. When asked, many children identify themselves as global citizens who enjoy participation in

Forgotten Voices in the Forgotten Conflict

The Role of Children in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands

Daniel Evans

from post-conflict dialogue have been the voices of children. Children have the potential to play an important role in post-conflict peacebuilding efforts. The form of their participation and its focus is potentially wide-ranging, extending from direct policy engagement in security sector reform and

Alison E. C. Struthers

more broadly ( unesco , 1978, para. 3(iii)). Education through human rights addresses the practice of human rights in the formal learning environment, and it is two particular aspects of this element, pupil voice and active participation, that form the focus of this article. These concepts are

Jean Koh Peters

also spotlight three crucial values in representing children – voice, story, and dignity. First, I am an Article 12 lawyer in the only country that has not ratified the un Convention on the Rights of the Child. When I first read Article 12, I was thrilled to learn that international law has

Hannelie Doubell and Johanna Geldenhuys

International Journal of Children’s Rights 19 (2011) 321–337 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/157181811X547254 T HE I NTERNATIONAL J OURNAL OF C HILDREN ’ S R IGHTS South African children’s voice on school discipline: A case study Johanna Geldenhuys and Hannelie

Voices of Zimbabwean Orphans

A New Vision for Project Management in Southern Africa


Manasa Dzirikure and Garth Allen

The voices of orphans and other vulnerable children and young people and of their carers and professional development workers are documented and analysed to both criticise the inadequacies of current social development work and to create a new, alternative theory and practice of project management in Zimbabwe and southern Africa. This is the first extensive and intensive empirical study of Zimbabwean orphans and other vulnerable children and young people. Chronically poor children and their carers can be corrupted or silenced by management systems which fail to recognise their basic human needs. Resilience in the face of such adversity is celebrated by the dominant project management ideology and practice but is a major barrier to achieve genuine sustainable improvements in the lives of vulnerable children. We propose a new person-centred project management approach aimed at delivering comprehensive services for orphans, which explicitly recognises the needs of orphans and other poor children to be fully socially, politically and economically included within their communities and which avoids the reinforcement of power based inequalities and their unacceptable consequences. The moral bankruptcy of much social development work in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Southern Africa is described and we delineate an alternative project management policy and practice.

Kunal Mukherjee

Northeastern states. Out of the two disputed borderland regions, this article will focus only on the Indian Northeast. It is the aim of this article to look into the many facets of the conflict in the Indian Northeast and to especially focus on student voices. One reason why students have been chosen for

Kjell-Åke Nordquist

1. Introduction Peace processes that involve actors on a broader scale than just top leaders need both participatory mechanisms and substantial input in order to be worthwhile. If “local voices” should have a meaningful role to play, a commitment is needed from all levels – to contribute