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Wars, armed conflicts, and displacement are not only attacks to spaces, places and people, but also violations of a fundamental human right recognised in numerous international, regional and national instruments. Education is a right in itself and a multiplier of other rights. Legal frameworks, measures and tools already exist that provide a variety of solutions. Alas, proper knowledge of such instruments and possible avenues for action is still limited.

The MOOC on Children’s Right to Education in Armed Conflict, offered by the Global Campus of Human Rights in partnership with Right to Education, fills this knowledge gap and mobilises more people and resources in the defence of such a fundamental right when and where it is most needed.

The course encompasses 5 weeks with approximately 25/30 hours of active learning. It includes video lectures, readings, peer-to-peer learning through discussions and webinars as well as knowledge checks with polls and quizzes, all aimed at developing and reinforcing personal critical reflection. Case studies will focus on examples and current debates from different regions and countries in the world.

The MOOC is designed for education professionals, policymakers, staff of humanitarian and human rights organisations, children’s rights defenders and other members of civil society who currently work, advocate and care for the promotion and protection of children’s right to education, especially in armed conflict.


The MOOC features relevant actors from a multitude of perspectives, including but not limited to: Farida Shaheed, UNSR on the Right to Education (TBC); Delphine Dorsi, Right to Education Initiative; Bede Sheppard and Elin Martínez, Human Rights Watch; Sergey Ghazinyan, Global Campus Caucasus; John Paul Amah, Global Campus HQ and Global Campus Alumnus; Barbara Strasser, Global Campus HQ; Siraj H Khan, Education Above All; Dean Brooks and Ariel Solari, INEE; Ilwad Elman, Right Livelihood Laureate 2022 (TBC).

Registration deadline: 8 March 2024

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For more information visit https://gchumanrights.org/rtec.html or contact the Global Campus at e-learning@gchumanrights.org.