Funding brief: Despite the fact that the Convention of the Rights of the Child affirms that, in principle, children should not be detained and deprivation of liberty should be a measure of last resort, millions of children in the world are locked away.
This MOOC stems from the UN Global Study and provides insights, learning and recommendations in this important area at the crossroad of children, violence, and human rights studies.
The course encompasses a 9-weeks period. Participants are expected to engage in approximately 45 hours of active learning through readings, videos, discussions, and quizzes. Case studies and examples from different areas of the world and on different themes will be used to identify cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a global and multidimensional understanding of the topic.
The course is articulated in four modules:
● Module 1 focuses on the general framework of the Study and looks at legal standards, guiding principles, definitions, objectives and methodology. It also offers an overview of the history of the Global Study and its links with the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
● Module 2 deals with the cross-cutting themes that have been identified in the Study: personal liberty, children’s participation, disability, gender and health.
● Module 3 is dedicated to the six focus areas of the Study: administration of justice, children living in places of detention with their primary caregivers, migration-related detention, children deprived of liberty in institutions, in armed conflict and for national security reasons.
● Module 4 looks at the making of the UN Global Study in practice and discusses challenges, opportunities, recommendations and the way forward.
Upon completion of the course participants will have acquired:
● Understanding of the process behind the UN Global Study;
● Knowledge about international standards for the protection of the human rights of children deprived of liberty;
● Awareness of data, reasons and root-causes in the area of deprivation of liberty for children;
● Information on some contextual situations, examples, and practices from different regions of the world;
● Understanding of challenges and limitations in the current systems;
● The ability to identify some legal, political and social strategies to safeguard the human rights of children deprived of liberty;
● Knowledge of recommendations to bring about change and improvements.
Donor Name: Global Campus of Human Rights
Funding name: MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Deadline: Free enrolment until 31st, December, 2019
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Funding limit: The course is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which means all components are open and totally free for anyone. There are no registration or tuition fees. The certificate of participation is also free and offered to all those who successfully complete all the course requirements.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: 18th, November, 2019
Project duration: Course dates-18th, November, 2019 – 19th, January, 2020
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: They designed this course for participants around the world who are actively interested and engaged in children’s rights work and wish to deepen their knowledge about the protection of children deprived of liberty.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Register (Click to view)).
● The course is mainly in English. A few videos and readings are proposed in French but can always be accessed on multilingual platforms. For instance, you can watch videos on Youtube and set the subtitles in the language of your choice or you can access websites and documents in the reading list from the EU or CoE multilingual portals.Visit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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