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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.

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  • 完成时间大约为 4
  • 初级
  • 英语
注:因开课平台的各种因素变化,以上开课日期仅供参考

你将学到什么

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.

课程概况

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.

课程大纲

Module 1: Human Rights Defenders

Introduction to the human rights defender; this module covers their abilities, the diverse situations they are involved in, the risks they face, and why they are important in society today.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

Argue for the importance of defending human rights
Outline how and why someone becomes a human rights defender
Differentiate between the threats that human rights defenders, their families and friends are facing
Assess your own context when defending human rights
Describe how you can take action to defend your rights and those of others.

Module 2: The Importance of Speaking Up for Human Rights

This module looks into how human rights defenders use their voices to speak out against injustice despite the many risks. Delve into cases from around the world where defenders have spoken out, and obtain practical ideas on how you can take action.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

Identify ways you can use your voice to speak out for human rights
Take practical steps to increase your online and digital security
Describe to your friends or family how you would like to defend the rights of others.

Module 3: When Human Rights Defenders Work Together

Explore what happens when defenders use their strengths to work together. In this section you'll develop an understanding of how defenders organize, mitigate the risks associated with peaceful assembly, and move the needle on injustices in their countries.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

Identify and categorize unjust state actions against the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and movement
Think creatively to brainstorm ways to take collective action
Outline the mental health risks associated with defending human rights.

Module 4: The Right to Defend Human Rights

Introduction to the international, regional, and national mechanisms that are in place to protect human rights defenders. See how nations have responded to human rights issues, and create a plan to effectively voice your concerns to local officials.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

Outline the obligations of states for protecting human rights defenders
Recognize the negative impact when states do not take responsibility to protect human rights defenders
Outline the positive impact when states defend human rights defenders
Identify ways you can advocate for governments to increase their protection of human rights defenders.

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