Learn about the human rights protection system and how you can challenge poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion
The Sustainable Development Goals Academy is launching a free online course on Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion.
In this massive open online course, you will learn about marginalized and vulnerable groups such as women, children and indigenous peoples, who experience large scale human rights violations on a regular basis.
The course will equip you with knowledge about the human rights system and how it links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and International Development as a whole. You will explore and apply legal frameworks to identify shortfalls and barriers that prevent human rights from becoming a reality in different societies and contexts.
This course is recommended to undergraduate and graduate students who currently study human rights, law, sustainable development or a related field but also for human rights practitioners who aim to advance the efficiency of intervention programs. Lawyers and policymakers will benefit from this course when revising or adopting legislation and private-sector actors will gain knowledge on labor rights and gender equality to strengthen corporate responsibility and sustainability.
This course has a duration of 2-4 weeks and is taught entirely in English by Executive Director and Professor of Law, Minority Rights Group International, Joshua Castellino and Head of the School of Law and Professor of Gender and Sustainable Development, Middlesex University, Sarah Bradshaw.
While the course contents are available for free, you may opt-in for a verified SDG Academy certification for an extra fee. Financial aid is available on request for those who qualify through the edX platform.