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Global Campus MOOC

Disability as a human rights issue:
global and national perspectives

Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes towards them: no longer recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective

Internationational Lecturers and Experts

The Global Campus of Human Rights is a unique network of more than a hundred universities around the world with the overall aim of educating human rights defenders committed to upholding the universal values of human rights and democracy. Reflecting this international spirit and multidimensional approach, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world and a cross-section of constituencies, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.

MOOC Teaser

The MOOC

More than a billion people in the world experience disabilities. Yet, they are often 'invisible'. Viewing disability from a human rights standpoint implicates a change in the way States and all sectors of society consider persons with disabilities: no longer as recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, this MOOC offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.

Course Features

Course Dates: 12 September-24 October 2016
Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 4 weekly discussions and completion of 2 quizzes

Target Audience

The course is free and open to participants (students, practitioners, social workers…) from all over the world who are actively interested and engaged in disability work at different levels and wish to deepen their knowledge about a rights-based approach to disability.

 

Certificate

At the end of the course, participants who have successfully completed all the requirements will receive a certificate confirming their participation.

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