Amnesty International’s Online Human Rights Defenders Course [4 Weeks]: Registrations Open

Online course on Human Rights Defenders, 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.

What you’ll 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.


  • Module 1: Human Rights Defenders
  • Module 2: The Importance of Speaking Up for Human Rights
  • Module 3: When Human Rights Defenders Work Together
  • Module 4: The Right to Defend Human Rights

To enroll for this course, click the link below.

Human Rights Defenders Course from Amnesty International


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