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Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition

There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.

Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition is an online course offered by the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The course explains the plight of the millions who currently live in the bonds of slavery around the world and examines what can be done to end this human rights crisis once and for all. The class is ideal for teachers, activists, supply chain professionals, lawyers, NGO workers and anyone else with interest in the topic.

Taught through videos and supplemental readings, Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition takes 4 weeks to complete. Students should plan to spend 5 hours per week watching the videos, completing the readings and working on assignments that accompany the course material. The class begins by familiarizing students with contemporary slavery and how it differs from slavery in the past. Students will come to understand how the differences between contemporary and historical slavery require different approaches to abolitionism. In addition, the course discusses how businesses, technology, individual grassroots action and world governing bodies can all contribute to a possible solution to put an end to slavery worldwide.

Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition is free course offering. For a small fee, students can receive a certificate of completion after passing the course plus unlimited access to the course, even after the class is completed. The class can be taken on its own but is also a part of the Master of Arts degree in Slavery and Liberation program offered by the University of Nottingham.

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University of Nottingham
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4-6 hours (per week)
English
English
Human Rights
4 Weeks

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