Volunteering and Social Activism: Pathways for participation in human development
05 December 2008
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme undertook a study in 2007/8 to explore the role of both volunteering and social activism in development. The study involved contributions from all three organisations and drew on inputs from nearly 100 volunteer-involving organisations across 54 countries in all regions across the globe.
The paper explores how both volunteering and social activism are important strategies for fostering people’s participation in social change and human development. It seeks to promote a shared understanding of how diverse forms of volunteerism contribute to the achievement of development objectives, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in particular.
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