Good Governance
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Rafiq Hajat from Security Sector Reform and Governance
Scoop.it!

Dangerously Divided - AllAfrica.com

Dangerously Divided - AllAfrica.com | Good Governance | Scoop.it
Dangerously Divided
AllAfrica.com
"Law and order will form part of a complex whole but security sector governance must go beyond law and order. It must also address all the various strands of the problem.

Via CoPeSeNetwork
Rafiq Hajat's insight:

Simplistic panaceas could be catastrophic - it will take decisive action premised upon deep understanding of all the issues that make up this mosaic.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rafiq Hajat from Security Sector Reform and Governance
Scoop.it!

Preventing Human Rights Violations ‘From the Inside’: Enhancing the Role of Human Rights Education in Security Sector Reform

Preventing Human Rights Violations ‘From the Inside’: Enhancing the Role of Human Rights Education in Security Sector Reform | Good Governance | Scoop.it
Celermejer & Grewal's scholarly & sceptical article on the value of #humanrights education in security sector reform: http://t.co/tU4rFsmyxh

Via CoPeSeNetwork
Rafiq Hajat's insight:

what happens when leopards change their spots? They become Tigers!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rafiq Hajat from #USFCA
Scoop.it!

New School of Education Dean takes social justice into the classroom

New School of Education Dean takes social justice into the classroom | Good Governance | Scoop.it

Kevin K. Kumashiro, who is 43, will become dean of the University of San Francisco's School of Education in July. Mr. Kumashiro, who is a proponent of what he calls "anti-oppressive education," is a professor of education and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

[via Chronical of Higher Education] 

 

More: http://bit.ly/10EgtrA


Via University of San Francisco
Rafiq Hajat's insight:

Now maybe that's the direction we ought to be taking in our schools!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rafiq Hajat from Empathy and Compassion
Scoop.it!

Compassion and Empathy in Social Justice

Compassion and Empathy in Social Justice | Good Governance | Scoop.it

Using a few pricinples of non-violent communication and comments from friends, I examine the balance between empathy in social justice and compassion.

 

While I certainly don’t always practice the concepts of non-violent communication, I found the concepts surrounding it useful and I’ve found the discussions and the points my friends have brought up useful as well. While I’ve also struggled with expressing and receiving empathy, I’ve also had issues with arguing and fighting past a point of self-care where I was not only wasting my time, but causing myself more stress and frustration in the end.

 

So with all of these in mind, I want to recap a few basic principles:

 

You are taught and encouraged to be oppressive towards yourself and to others.

Someone who does not have any empathy is incapable of giving you empathy.


Via Edwin Rutsch
Rafiq Hajat's insight:

People, who have been dehumanised for decades, may find it difficult to extend humanity to others.

more...
No comment yet.