Series 1, Number 9 (Summer 1997): Innovative Human Rights Strategies in East Asia

Increasingly, an evolving rights enunciation and implementation process is taking place outside of the international and national bodies designated to monitor and implement human rights. Local community members and grassroots collectivities, often assisted by NGOs, are developing innovative approaches to human rights implementation. This volume highlights some of the inspirational approaches by people at the grassroots level, as well as positive strategies undertaken by corporations. Articles include the bottom-up participatory approach used by Filipino fisherfolk in their struggle for subsistence; local government initiatives in Korea and China that have assisted in the progressive implementation of economic and social rights; "cultural mediation" strategies by the Sisters in Islam who work to advance women's rights and status in Malaysia; and Reebok's "soccer ball" initiative.