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Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and learn how it empowers you to know, claim and defend your rights.

70 years ago, on 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a revolutionary new document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). What made the Declaration revolutionary was that the UN member states acknowledged that all human beings all over the world were born with the same, indivisible human rights, and all nations and all people had a right and a duty to stand up for the rights of everybody else.

On this course you will get an introduction to the UDHR, and discover ways you can take action to defend and claim your rights, and the rights of others.

What topics will you cover?

  • Dignity and Human Rights
  • Promoting Equality and Non-Discrimination in your community
  • Shaping a Society based on Human Rights principles

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Explore how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to your daily life
  • Explain the significance of the UDHR to promoting human dignity
  • Justify the importance of upholding the key principles of human rights
  • Classify different types of discrimination
  • Assess inequality in your community
  • Contribute to the promotion of equality and non-discrimination
  • Identify the impact of people standing up for human rights
  • Engage in taking action for a more inclusive and participatory society
  • Describe how the UDHR influenced the development of human rights law and standards
Amnesty International
FutureLearn
1-2 hours (per week)
English
English
Human Rights, Diversity, Amnesty International
3 Weeks

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.