Post graduate certificate course on Rights Based Campaigning

WB National University of Juridical Sciences
In Kolkata

Rs 1,500
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Location Kolkata
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Starts Location
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12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City , 700098, West Bengal, India
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Starts On request
12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City , 700098, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

The course will introduce foundational and advanced concepts related to social justice, human rights, law in development and also equip participants with essential tools with which to strengthen campaign strategies using a rights-based approach. The course will allow participants to unravel challenges, share strategies, and discuss approaches, methodologies, strengths and limitations of their work. The course will have a special focus on the rights of marginalized groups like women, Dalits, sexual minorities, disabled people, displaced/ refugees and their economic, social and cultural rights.

The broad issues to be covered in the course are:

* Foundational and advanced concepts in Human Rights Law
* Rights of special/ vulnerable groups with special focus on gender, caste, sexuality, disability, religion and nationality
* Human Rights and Development
* Rights-based Approaches
* Substantive, Procedural and Constitutional Law on Human Rights in India
* Using the media strategically
* The politics of social movements and international aid
* National and international implementation and monitoring mechanisms of Human Rights Law

The course will employ a participatory teaching methodology where the sessions will be conducted by a distinguished faculty with the aid of selected readings, films, case studies, presentations and group activities.

The course is open to students/ practitioners with a commitment to doing human rights/ development work professionally. An undergraduate degree and experience in the social sector is desirable. Development workers, human rights activists, policy makers/ civil servants, social work and law students and those planning to do human rights work or pursue a career in the social sector are encouraged to apply.

Certificates will be awarded on successful completion of all the components of the course, which includes attendance, class participation, group presentations and a written assignment.

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