MOOC on Children Deprived of Liberty: Enacting the Recommendations of the UN Global Study

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November 23, 2020 to January 10, 2021
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Childhood and Education, Human Rights, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, Women's & Gender History / Studies

In 2019 the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty denounced that more than seven million children worldwide are deprived of liberty every year. It provided an assessment of the situation in different contexts and set out clear recommendations for change. One year from the publication the Study, how is the world doing?

The Global Campus of Human Rights MOOC Children Deprived of Liberty: Enacting the Recommendations of the UN Global Study provides updated information on situations, challenges, practices and possible solutions as they are being envisaged in each region of the world. The course is a complement to a previous Global Campus MOOC on the Global Study.

The MOOC is articulated in two modules:

Module 1 is an introduction to the UN Global Study as a framework for action. Specific attention will be paid here to the Study’s recommendations and the developing follow-up initiatives which are being enacted in cooperation with different stakeholders.

Module 2 is dedicated to regional perspectives and a variety of recent initiatives, examples and practices that are being implemented there.

Designed in cooperation with the UN Global Study Team as well as lecturers and experts from the 7 Regional Master’s Programmes of the GC, the course offers a wealth of specialised knowledge and examples, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences.

The MOOC is free and open to participants from all over the world who are actively interested and engaged in children’s rights work.

Enrolment open until 27 December 2020.