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The Global Campus of Human Rights' new Course (MOOC): Promoting and Protecting Human Rights (for NGOs and Individuals)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
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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:
• students;
• governmental, 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 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...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 06
May 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
May 07
May 07

Thanks, Ana.