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