Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change (edX)

Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change (edX)
Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. It covers a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods and outcomes.

In all societies, advocates and activists play an important role in ensuring that human rights are respected, protected and promoted.

What you'll learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

- describe and critique a range of social movements and advocacy and activist campaigns

- critically evaluate human rights activist and advocacy campaigns using social movement theories and concepts

Course Syllabus

Topics to be explored include:

• Social movements and power

• Women's rights and activism: unity and difference

• Mahatma Gandhi: satyagraha, satya and ahimsa

• Women and nonviolence movements

• Saul Alinsky: citizen participation and organisation

• Frantz Fanon and decolonisation

• Queer(y)ing human rights activism

• Indigenous protest and activism

• Disability rights and activism

• Refugee rights and activism