Community Settings: Creating Capacity and Mobilizing for Change
must involve the poor and the weak gaining real and meaningful rights as citizens, genuinely enfranchised and able to build organizations to defend their interests. It is about the rights of individuals to associate voluntarily. Constructing civil society cannot be essentially about building up intermediary development organizations to represent the ‘poor’; it must be about empowering the poor and enabling them to fight for their own rights as citizens (Pearce, 1993:225).
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