The Amnesty International is offering free online course on Human Rights Defenders. Human rights defenders are people who have the courage to stand up against injustice.
In this online course, you will follow their stories, learn how they mitigate risks and explore the creative ways they use to speak up. This course will start on November 1, 2017.
Course At A Glance
Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 4-5 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: Amnesty International and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on November 1, 2017
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
About This Course
Together we’ll explore:
- The diverse situations of human rights defenders.
- Threats human rights defenders, their friends and families, are facing.
- Strategies to mitigate risks and ways to take action.
- You will be challenged to take part in discussions with other course participants, reflect on human rights issues you care about, and create a practical toolkit that serves as a personal guide to defending human rights.
Why Take This Course?
In this online course, you will follow their stories, learn how they mitigate risks and explore the creative ways they use to speak up. You will find out what drives them to take action, witness what defenders can achieve and discover how you can use your voice to defend your rights and those of others.
- How to explain what a human rights defender is
- The risks associated with defending human rights
- How to use your voice to defend your rights and those of others
- How to join others in the fight to defend human rights
- The role of governments in protecting the rights of human rights defenders.
Education Technology Advisor
Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme
Head of Technology and Human Rights
Human Rights Education Project Manager
Case Management Coordinator, Law and Policy Programme
Senior Policy Advisor
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