Human Rights Defenders

MOOC
Human Rights Defenders
Language
English
Duration
1 hour coourse
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Human Rights Defenders
What will you learn?
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.
About the course

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. 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.

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.

This is Amnesty International's third Massive Open Online Course. Be prepared for active learning, connecting with course participants from across the world and to become part of a global community dedicated to taking action to defend human rights everywhere.

This course is also available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Program
Human Rights Defenders
Human rights defenders have the courage to stand up against injustice. Learn about their stories, struggles and successes. Explore how defenders mitigate risk, take action to defend human rights, and how you can use your voice to join the fight, too.
Lecturers
Amnesty International
Amnesty International
Platform
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