Free Online Course on Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Free Online Course on Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

  Dates: From February 2020 on a rolling basis Location:
Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia (SEA) Online Course
  Enrolment from
Mid-September 2019 ENROL  
The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is expanding its educational offer with an Online Course on Counter Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia. The course is going to examine the programmes, practices and activities of counter trafficking through the analysis of aspects such as raids and rescues, litigation, organising, education. In particular, it will do so by speaking to renowned lecturers and experts from NGOs, Trade Unions and International Organisations and by looking at the specific case of Southeast Asia.  
38a93182-a2aa-4c18-8643-0301a0f5cfa1.jpg Course Outline The course is structured in five Classes. The first Class provides an overview of trafficking, including definitions, laws, mechanisms and tools, with a specific focus on Southeast Asia. Class 2 examines advocacy around law and policy, including the importance of harmonisation. Class 3 discusses research on trafficking and some challenges, such as determining numbers and agreeing upon a definition. Class 4 debates the role of trade unions, which is crucial in ensuring that workers are informed and their rights are respected. Class 5 examines the challenges, strengths and weaknesses of current programming in countering child trafficking.

5b22a22f-f8de-4ea8-9544-d96750349c9c.jpg Lecturers and Experts The course has been developed under the leadership of the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Asia Pacific (APMA). The faculty includes, among others: Mike Hayes, APMA Programme Director and coordinator of the online course; Simon Baker, Trafficking Expert; Sebastian Boll, UN Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons; Mark Capaldi, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, and former Head of Research at ECPAT; Borislav Gerasimov, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women; Ussarin Kaewpradap, State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation; Anna Olsen, International Labour Organization.

5b22a22f-f8de-4ea8-9544-d96750349c9c.jpg Methodology and Certificate The Course is free to audit and open to ‘leaders of the future’ who envision a world free from human trafficking: students; NGO activists; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world and all those interested in interdisciplinary human rights, migration, children’s rights, advocacy, workers’ empowerment. The course is self-paced and aimed at reinforcing personal critical reflection. Case-studies and quizzes will be used to enable a multidimensional understanding of the topic. Participants who successfully pass the Final Quiz of the course can request a Certificate of Completion with a Transcript of Records upon payment of a small fee of 49 Euro.

About US The Global Campus of Human Rights is an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence supported by the EU, aiming at pursuing the continued promotion of human rights and democratisation through education, specialised training, and research cooperation worldwide through a network of regional partners. Its main headquarters are based in Venice, Italy and the regional partner’s headquarters are based in Argentina, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, South Africa, and Thailand.

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