Participation in sexual and reproductive well-being and rights (PLA 50)

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Published: October 2004
Participatory Learning and Action
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Participatory Learning and Action 50: Critical reflections, future directions

One of the most fundamental values in participatory work is that of supporting people to gain the confidence and capacity to recognise, analyse and act to change their realities. In this article, the authors look at key issues in participation in secual and reproductive well-being and rights, looking at lessons learnt and exploring ways in which practitioners are addressing the new challenges thrown up by the changing environment.

This special anniversary issue of Participatory Learning and Action contains articles by previous guest-editors and authors from the last 20 years who were invited to revisit their contributions and provide an update on current thinking. The overview reflects on the overlapping themes and parallels in the lessons learnt and suggestions for ways forward.

Guest editors: Robert Chambers, Nicole Kenton and Holly Ashley

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

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Gordon, G. and Cornwall, A. (2004). Participation in sexual and reproductive well-being and rights (PLA 50). .
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