Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Amnesty International
  • Start Date: 21 Jan, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


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

Course Fee: Free
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Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore the impact of the Universal Declaration of Human 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.


This course is for everyone who wants to know, claim and defend their human rights and the rights of others. You don’t need any previous knowledge of human rights.


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Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

 

We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope.

 

Few would have predicted when we started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes.

 

What does Amnesty do?

 

We investigate and expose the facts, whenever and wherever abuses happen.

 

We lobby governments, and other powerful groups such as companies. Making sure they keep their promises and respect international law.

 

By telling the powerful stories of the people we work with, we mobilize millions of supporters around the world to campaign for change and to stand in defence of activists on the frontline.

 

We support people to claim their rights through education and training.

 

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