The Woman Who Saved the Children

Author: Clare Mulley
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740689
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Since 1919 Save the Children has fought to uphold the human rights of children worldwide. Now promoted by the likes of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julianne Moore the charity’s founder was a childless spinster whose most famous line, ‘I don’t care for children’ makes hers a most unconventional story. Eglantyne’s short life was full of passion and pain, moving from illicit romance in Cambridge to espionage in Serbia. Her achievements in putting children’s universal human rights on the world agenda are a powerful testament to her eccentric charisma and humane vision. Clare Mulley joined Save the Children as a corporate fundraiser in the 1990s. Mother of three daughters, she currently lives in Essex, UK.

Les droits de l enfant

Author: Zoe Moody
Publisher: Edition Alphil
ISBN: 2889301354
Format: PDF
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Le 20 novembre 1989, l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies ratifiait la Convention relative aux Droits de l'Enfant, convention qui allait rapidement connaître un écho mondial auprès des chefs d'État comme de la société civile. Comment comprendre l'évolution du statut socio-juridique de l'enfant qui a abouti à cette Convention ainsi que les attitudes et les stratégies des acteurs concernés durant le XXe siècle ? Bien que l'évolution du statut de l'enfant soit souvent perçue comme un processus linéaire, sa mise en perspective historique montre au contraire les tensions et les controverses qui nourrissent les conceptions de l'enfance, de l'enfant et de ses droits. Les droits de l'enfant se développent au travers de subtils jeux de pouvoir et d'échelles entre les contextes nationaux et internationaux et par le biais de réseaux d'acteurs. Ceux-ci portent la question de l'enfance et de ses droits au coeur des organisations inter- et non-gouvernementales, leur donnant une dimension nouvelle. À travers cet ouvrage, Zoe Moody comble une lacune importante de l'étude des droits de l'enfant en analysant pour la première fois les processus de genèse, d'institutionnalisation et de diffusion des traités relatifs aux droits de l'enfant dans une perspective historique et transnationale. Une attention particulière est portée aux acteurs qui contribuent à ces processus de même qu'aux problèmes éducatifs qu'ils soulèvent. La mise en dialogue de ces traités est réalisée à la lumière des sources archivistiques inédites, conservées par les organisations internationales.

War Remains

Author: Marie Cronqvist
Publisher: Nordic Academic Press
ISBN: 9188661008
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The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408124181
Format: PDF, Docs
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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Keynes and his Contemporaries

Author: Atsushi Komine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317685210
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines how the Cambridge School economists, such as J. M. Keynes, constructed revolutionary theories and advocated drastic policies based on their ideals for social organizations and their personal characteristics. Although vast numbers of studies on Marshall, Keynes and Marshallians have been published, there have been very few studies on the ‘Keynesian Revolution’ or Keynes’s relevance to the modern world from archival and intellectual viewpoints which focus on Keynes as a member of the Cambridge School. This book approaches Keynes from three directions: person, time and perspective. The book provides a better understanding of how Keynes struggled with problems of his time and it also offers valuable lessons on how to survive fluctuating global capitalism today. It focuses on eight key economists as a group in ‘a public sphere’ rather than as a school (a unified theoretical denominator), and clarifies their visions and the widespread beliefs at the time by investigating their common motivations, lifestyles, values and habits.

Feminism and Voluntary Action

Author: Linda Mahood
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Eglantyne Jebb was a teacher, social investigator and founder of the Save the Children Fund. Her "Declaration of the Rights of the Child," adopted by League of Nations, shows evolution from Charity Organization Society model to philosophy of international mutual responsibility, childrens rights and humanitarianism.

Social Work and Human Rights

Author: Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social Work and Human Rights has become a standard text highlighting the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice both within and outside of the United States, the volume effectively acquaints readers with the political, economic, and social dimensions of rights issues and the documents that guarantee them. New material covers international events, such as the United Nations' Millennium Declaration (2000) and its effort to reduce the poverty and suffering of billions worldwide. The volume now emphasizes cultural rights and includes a probing lesson in cultural relativism. It turns a critical eye toward the failure in the United States to address social welfare issues and its reluctance to rectify policies favoring one group over another. Praise for the first edition: "A human rights compass—a preliminary guide for the translation of human rights for social workers.... It is to be welcomed."—European Journal of Social Work "Foundation documents provide an essential tool for understanding the issues and applying the understanding to concrete social policy advocacy and action."—Canadian Association of Social Workers Bulletin "This is a text which is overdue for social work students and faculty."—Rosemary Link, coauthor of Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground "Reichert makes human rights concepts come alive. Practice case examples and human rights analysis of the National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics are particularly valuable in orienting the reader to the domestic practice applications of the global human rights movement."—Lynne M. Healy, author of International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World

Die Rivalin der K nigin

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641182336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Großes Format, kleiner Preis! Mit achtzehn Jahren wird Penelope Devereux Hofdame von Elisabeth I. Dort, in einer Welt voll gnadenloser Rivalität und bösartiger Machenschaften, muss sie versuchen, sich die Gunst der alternden Königin zu sichern. Als sie von ihrem Vormund gezwungen wird zu heiraten, obwohl ihr Herz einem anderen gehört, beschließt Penelope, ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen. Durch geschickte Intrigen versucht sie, ihre Stellung am Hof zu stärken. Doch Robert Cecil, der mächtigste Minister am Hof, will Penelope und ihre Familie um jeden Preis vernichten. Und auch der Königin ist sie allmählich ein Dorn im Auge ...