The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to launch a new “MOOC on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: a Global Overview” course for inter-governmental and non-governmental staff; social workers; researchers; committed citizens around the world, who are actively interested and engaged in human rights work and wish to gain a general overview of historical and current human rights developments at the international and regional level.
In times of violence and crisis, human rights are important safeguards. In times of peace, security and development, they are important pillars sustaining the common humanity. They are more than moral or legal concepts: they are the lymph of our lives.
For them to run effectively, we need to relentlessly promote and protect them.
Promoting and protecting human rights is yet a work in progress. Much still needs to be done, but they can build on the concrete improvements and achievements that human rights have already allowed over the years. They can defend cases, advocate for change and bring about progress on the basis of legal instruments and mechanisms: laws, institutions, courts. They can face challenges with the strength of the benefits that have been demonstrated around the world: greater freedom and democracy; better health, education, and standards of living.
To continue the efforts, they need information, education, awareness and action.
This course provides you with a solid basis to understand, know and stand up for human rights.
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Global Campus of Human Rights designed this course for:
• governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental staff;
• social workers;
• committed citizens…
around the world who are actively interested and engaged in human rights work and wish to gain a general overview of historical and current developments at the international and regional level.
The course is articulated in 2 modules:
• the first one (two classes) is recommended for all participants, while
• the second one (5 classes) is elective and can be composed of minimum 1 and maximum 5 classes, for a total of maximum 7 classes.
The course is modeled on a flexible structure whereby the first Module (two classes) is general and the same for all participants, while the second Module (five classes) is composed of regional courses that can be selected by participants on the basis of their interests.
For each class, participants are expected to engage in approximately 5 hours of active learning through readings, videos, and quizzes.
The ideal time for completion would be around 7 weeks (one week per class) for a total of 35 hours, but it could take less or more depending on the pace that each participant sets for it.
Examples from different areas of the world and on different themes allow the identification of cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a global and multidimensional understanding of the topic.
Participants have the possibility to either audit the course to the extent that they wish or earn a certificate of participation upon completion of all 7 classes. If you decide to audit the course, you will not receive a certificate.
There are no registration or tuition fees.
The certificate of participation is also free and offered to all those who successfully complete all the course requirements.
The course is offered on OpenEdX, the open source platform of EdX which is one of the leading providers of open online learning.
Course dates: from June 2020, on a rolling basis.
For more information, please visit https://gchumanrights.org/education/e-learning/moocs/promoting-and-prote...