Deadline: 16 February 2020
The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is inviting applicants for the 2020 edition of its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons”. Funded by the EU and with contributions by lecturers and experts from all the regions of the world, the GC MOOCs provide free and open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns.
The course is focusing on the protection of LGBTI persons and their human rights, the MOOC on Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons provides a worldwide overview of human rights standards, mechanisms and practices in this area.
The course is coordinated by the KU Leuven, one of the 41 universities members of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) and is taught by academics and experts drawn from a cross-section of constituencies.
The MOOC is free and open to participants around the world who are actively interested and engaged in LGBTI work at different levels and wish to deepen their knowledge about relevant human rights legal frameworks, monitoring mechanisms, and strategies.
20 January – 1 March 2020
The programme is structured in three Modules.
- Module 1 focuses on international definitions and legal frameworks concerning LGBTI persons and their rights and related monitoring mechanisms. Theoretical aspects are accompanied by examples of concrete challenges and practices in order to generally frame and give context to the international discourse.
- Module 2 is dedicated to specific contexts and challenges in the areas of societal attitudes, equality and non-discrimination, laws and policies (including decriminalisation), specific rights and freedoms. Analysis and examples from different regions provide an overview of the many situations faced by LGBTI persons worldwide.
- Module 3 deals with the monitoring in practice of LGBTI rights in terms of specific actions, strategies and practices: reporting, strategic litigation, advocacy strategies, and synergies (between international and regional systems; among governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental actors).
Upon completion of this course participants will have acquired:
- Knowledge about international standards for the protection of the human rights of LGBTI persons
- Awareness of international and regional monitoring mechanisms in the area of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics
- Information on some contextual situations and challenges
- Knowledge of some practical strategies on human rights monitoring and advocacy related to the human rights of LGBTI persons
For more information, visit https://edx.gchumanrights.org/courses/course-v1:gchumanrights+lgbti2+2020/about