Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach: Challenges by Daniel Stoecklin, Jean-Michel Bonvin

By Daniel Stoecklin, Jean-Michel Bonvin

This quantity addresses the stipulations permitting the transformation of particular children’s rights into features in settings as various as children’s parliaments, geared up rest actions, contexts of vulnerability, youngsters in care. It addresses theoretical questions associated with children’s supplier and reflexivity, schooling, the existence cycle point of view, baby participation, evolving features and citizenship. the amount highlights very important concerns that experience to be taken under consideration for the implementation of human rights and the advance of peoples’ services. the focal point on children’s features alongside a rights-based method is an inspiring point of view that researchers and practitioners within the box of human rights want to deepen.

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The capability set, here reported as O-capabilities, is the overall set of achievable functionings, given the available conversion factors for instance social norms and the A-capabilities. For instance, in Pakistan in Swat (a Taleban area) a healthy girl (A-capability) has almost no chance to go to school against her willingness and to be educated and to develop her participation and agency. The school is in theory available but the social norms and fear of Taleban forbid her to be enrolled and attend the class (as well as to female teachers to teach).

UNDP 2000, p. 19). The CA and the HRA provide a different vision from the economic growth strategy, since they are opportunity based theories. Bridging the HRA and CA is one of the key goals of this chapter that is devoted to build up a synergic and fruitful dialogue among the two approaches. The capability approach is per se a powerful framework for understanding children’s well-being in terms of capabilities since it forces us to think about the complexities that characterize their lives (from opportunity freedom to agency freedom).

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