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The advocacy debate: changing policy, changing people (PLA 43)

This short paper looks at how a change in legislation does not necessarily bring about a change in people or society. Using an example from Zimbabwe, where a change in law to try and improve women's rights actually had a detrimental effect, and set the movement back 20 years.

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation. 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, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation (February 2002).
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