Contextualisation of human rights discourse by NGO workers in the context of Bangladesh

Noh, Jae-eun (2017) Contextualisation of human rights discourse by NGO workers in the context of Bangladesh. Journal of International Development, . doi:10.1002/jid.3274


Author Noh, Jae-eun
Title Contextualisation of human rights discourse by NGO workers in the context of Bangladesh
Journal name Journal of International Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-1328
0954-1748
Publication date 2017-02-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jid.3274
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 17
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This article explores the particular understanding and practice of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) in ActionAid Bangladesh, drawing on 28 interviews and 35 documents. Employing thematic analysis, it identifies changes in ActionAid Bangladesh's HRBA influenced by the organisational and national contexts and by the role of development practitioners. The changes are conceptualised as the product of 'internalisation', non-governmental organisation workers' building understanding of and commitment to a HRBA, and 'contextualisation', their shaping the HRBA to fit organisational and national contexts. This paper argues the importance of human agency for discourse change, noting the influence of contexts on both agency and discourse.
Keyword Agency
Context
Discourse
Human rights-based approach
NGO
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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