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Amnesty International MOOC On Human Rights

This session Amnesty International will be offering an open online version of course, ‘Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression.’ This course serves as an introduction to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.

This free online course will help you develop an understanding of human rights through case studies, including real cases of individuals at risk. The self-paced course starts on November 12, 2015.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort:  3-5 minutes/week
Subject: Human Rights
Institution: Amnesty International and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Starts on November 17, 2015.

Providers’ Details

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

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About This Course

Freedom of expression is a human right. Learn from the experts at Amnesty International how to claim and defend your rights in this human rights course. You will be challenged to think critically and devise effective actions to defend the human rights of others. You will be able to adapt the human rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly to real life situations and come face-to-face with human rights activists on the front line of human rights defense.

This is Amnesty International’s first human rights MOOC. Be prepared for active, fast-paced learning, connecting with course participants across the world to bridge the gap between theory and practice and turn yourself into an agent of change.

You will explore human rights through case studies, including real cases of individuals at risk. You will discover how actions are developed to defend people against human rights violations.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. This short course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.

Learning Outcomes

Applicants will learn:
– Knowledge of Freedom of Expression as a human right
-Ability to critically assess information related to Freedom of Expression
-Skills and confidence to take action to defend Freedom of Expression


-Emilie White
Emilie is Amnesty International’s global Education Technology Adviser.

-Barbara Weber
Barbara is global Director for Human Rights Education at Amnesty International.

-Netsanet Belay
Netsanet, an Ethiopian national, is the Africa Director for Research and Advocacy at Amnesty International.

-Mazen Jaber
Mazen Jaber is the Human Rights Education Coordinator at Amnesty International’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa in Beirut.

-Tara Rao
Tara is the  Director of Human Rights Education at Amnesty International India.

-Cristina Sganga
Cristina has worked in the human rights field since 1985 with the specific focus of promoting a better understanding

-Rana Abdelhamid
Rana is a long time activist and organizer with Amnesty International USA

-Awuor Ayiecho
Awuor studied political science and sociology at the University of Nairobi.

-Stella Andenyi
She was a youth delegate to Amnesty International’s 2015 International Council Meeting and currently works as a volunteer for Amnesty International Kenya.


No previous knowledge is needed. Register today to take part in a global human rights experience.

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