Free online course about contemporary slavery

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Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition

Free Online Course: starts October 17 at the University of Nottingham

Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. The new UN Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to global slavery by 2030, but how can we achieve this? During the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) about contemporary slavery we will consider:

- Different forms of slavery

- The long history of antislavery movements

- Ground-breaking research about slavery’s measurement and definition

- Strategies for ending slavery at the local, national and international levels

- The roles of governments, businesses, technology, legislation and enslaved people themselves in ending slavery

The course is taught by Professor Kevin Bales and Professor Zoe Trodd, with contributions from a team of experts. You will have access to the most cutting-edge research available and be part of brainstorming a new guide for ending slavery. Together we will debate and shape solutions for the next phase of the contemporary antislavery movement. The course is an essential experience for anyone who wants to be part of a great human rights battle of our time.

This free four-week online course starts on October 17 — register now! www.futurelearn.com/courses/slavery