Human Rights NGOs in East Africa

Critically explores the anatomy of the human rights movement in East Africa, examining its origins, challenges, and emergent themes in the context of political transitions in the region. In particular, the book seeks to understand the political and normative challenges that face this young but vibrant civil society in the vortex of globalization.

Human Rights NGOs in East Africa
Political and Normative Tensions

Makau Mutua, Editor

2008 | 400 pages | Cloth $79.95
Political Science,
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Makau Mutua

PART I. DEFINING CHALLENGES TO CIVIL SOCIETY IN EAST AFRICA
Chapter 1. Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Defining the Challenges
—Makau Mutua
Chapter 2. To Whom, for What, and About What? The Legitimacy of Human Rights NGOs in Kenya
—Betty K. Murungi

PART II. INTERROGATING NGO MANDATES: GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND ESC RIGHTS
Chapter 3. Law, Sexuality, and Politics in Uganda: Challenges for Women's Human Rights NGOs
—Sylvia Tamale
Chapter 4. NGO Struggles for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in UTAKE: A Ugandan Perspective
—Joe Oloka-Onyango
Chapter 5. Feminist Masculinity: Advocacy for Gender Equality and Equity
—Willy Mutunga
Chapter 6. Women's Advocacy: Engendering and Reconstituting the Kenyan State
—Jacinta K. Muteshi

PART III: DONORS AND GRANTEES: CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES
Chapter 7. Donors and Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
—Connie Ngondi-Houghton
Chapter 8. Contradictions in Neoliberalism: Donors, Human Rights NGOs, and Governance in Kenya
—Karuti Kanyinga

PART IV STATE/CIVIL SOCIETY RELATIONS
Chapter 9. State and Civil Society Relations: Constructing Human Rights Groups for Social Change
—Livingstone Sewanyana
Chapter 10. Governance and Democracy in Kenya: Challenges for Human Rights NGOs
—J. Wanjiku Miano

PART V. NGO INSTITUTIONAL CASE STUDIES
Chapter 11. The African Women's Development and Communication Network: Pan-African Organizing in Human Rights
—L. Muthoni Wanyeki
Chapter 12. Social Transformation in Uganda: A Study of Grassroots NGOs
—Dani W. Nabudere

PART VI. SOUTH/SOUTH AND SOUTH/NORTH NGO RELATIONS
Chapter 13. The Death Penalty in East Africa: Law and Transnational Advocacy
—Margaret A. Burnham
Chapter 14. Democracy Organizations in Political Transitions: IDASA and the New South Africa
—Shaila Gupta and Alycia Kellman

Conclusion: Coming of Age: NGOs and State Accountability in East Africa
—Chris Maina Peter

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments