The paper 'Non-governmental Organisations' is a good example of a Management Assignment. A non-governmental organization, (Ngo), is any voluntary group formed by citizens and it does not work for profits meaning, it is a non-profit organization (Willets, 2003). The operations of a non-governmental organization are at the local, national, and international levels. Their formation is by people with a common interest, and who are task-oriented. The major roles of non-governmental Organizations include; humanitarian functions, advocacy, and monitoring of policies and putting the government and politicians to task. These roles are done through the provision of information.
There are some nongovernmental organizations that are specific on what they do, such as those dealing with human and animal rights, environmental, education, and health. The NGOs work towards alerting the involved stakeholders in their area of specialty so that the possible risks can be eliminated and to avoid its occurrence in the future. Many of the non-governmental organizations work closely with the United Nations, depending on their goals, objections, and areas of operation. Many non-governmental organizations pressure governments and all the involved stakeholders to do what is expected of them (willets, 2003).
There are those NGOs that fight for gender equality in the world as their main agenda. In many cases, the non-governmental organizations act as whistleblowers and eye-openers to either the government or the public, or even to the international community. The non-governmental organizations have joined, with many companies, to help them deliver their social responsibility and to provide back to the society. NGOs also aim at influencing the decision making process in the government and companies, in relation to the distribution of resources (Korey, 1998).
Most non-governmental organizations use strategic approaches in addressing their issues so as to solve the crisis accordingly. Approaches used by different non-governmental organizations Non-governmental organizations use different approaches to addressing most social issues (Wends, 2007). The reason behind the use of different approaches is determined by the non-governmental organization's goals and objectives (Korey, 1998). The social issues are also different from each other, thus making it necessary to use different approaches in handling each one of them. These approaches give positive results and avoid conflict with different stakeholders. In this case, the social issue to be discussed will be human rights (Donnelly, 2003) this is because; there are so many organizations in the United Kingdom and the world at large, which fight for human rights (Welch, 1995).
Human rights are widely abused around the world, and this has attracted a lot of non-governmental organizations, which aim at ensuring that all is well, and peoples’ rights are respected. Non-governmental organizations use the following approaches in handling the social issue of human rights (Tuijl, 1999). The partnership is another approach for NGOs, many non-governmental organizations use the approach of partnership to solve the social issue of human rights.
The organization partner with different stakeholders, who include, the society, and the people whose rights are abused (Tuijl, 1999). The partnership also entails those abusing these rights, in order to provide a platform for solving this crisis accordingly. In this approach, the non- governmental organization joins hands with those whose rights are being abused, in order to bring the problem to the attention of the government. The need to illuminate the social issue of human rights abuse to the government's attention is to enable that, the issue can be looked at by the government as fast as possible.
Partnering with the victims aims at empowering them to air their needs and views. It also helps the victims to use the right channels to have their issues addressed. The Ngo also partner with the society to ensure that, no rights are abused, this is through informing the society about what is expected from the government agencies (Cassese, 1990). They inform the society on their rights during different occasions, for example, during arrests and demonstrations.
The society is enlightened on how to act when their rights or those of individuals are being abused. This helps to solve the problem before it magnifies. The non- governmental organizations' efforts to partner with those abusing the rights of people help in reducing the impact of such abuse. In using this approach, the NGOs threaten those abusing human rights, and this makes them stop their operations. The NGOs that partner with the government helps in identifying the areas which require government protection.
The government then moves to protect and eliminate this abuse (Wouters and Rossi, 2001)
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