The microlearning courses will equip you with basic knowledge to take action on the issues of torture, death penalty, freedom of expression and indigenous rights.
We are proud to present four new short online courses that are now available in English and Spanish on our Human Rights Academy. The courses are short, engaging introductions to four human rights issues that you can complete at your own pace, free of cost, by just registering on the platform. No prior knowledge of human rights is required.
The right to freedom from torture
Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. After completing this 20 minutes course, you will have the basic knowledge about the worldwide situation of torture required to take action in denouncing this violation of human rights.
Taking a stance against the death penalty
Everyone has the right to life (UDHR: Article 3), and yet many countries keep punishing people with this inhuman act. In this 20 minutes course, you’ll learn why the death penalty violates human rights and how to challenge common misconceptions about it. This short course will equip you with the basic knowledge and outline ways to take action against the death penalty.
Indigenous peoples’ land rights
In many countries, indigenous peoples’ rights are continuously threatened. It’s important that we know the key threats against their rights, particularly their right to Free, Prior and Informed consent that allows them to decide what happens to the land they live in. This short course is an engaging introduction to their fight.
Speaking up for Freedom of Expression
Freedom of expression is one our most fundamental rights, and yet in many occasions people aren’t able to express themselves freely. In this course, you’ll learn about what freedom of expression is and you’ll explore how states and companies often try to limit people’s voices, from threats and censorship to persecution. With this basic introduction, you’ll be able to promote and defend your right to freedom of expression.
Join the Academy now on academy.amnesty.org to take these courses and join the conversation about human rights on our Human Rights Education Facebook page!