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About Fahamu

Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential.

Fahamu supports human rights and social justice in Africa by:

    * Supporting social justice advocacy through innovative use of information and communications technologies
    * Stimulating debate, discussion and analysis
    * Distributing news and information
    * Developing training materials and running distance-learning courses.

Fahamu focuses primarily on Africa, although we work with others to support the global movement for human rights and social justice.

Fahamu has developed a wide range of courses for human rights and social justice organisations, including courses on investigating and reporting on human rights violations, conflict prevention, prevention of torture, fundraising, financial management and others. Fahamu has extensive experience in developing and running distance-learning and workshop based courses internationally.

Fahamu is the first NGO partner in the OpenCourseWare Consortium. The first course being made available is Introduction to Human rights which was written by Richard Carver.

Other courses are being made available over the coming months. The next course will be Campaigning for access to information which will be online before the end of November.

Online tutoring can be provided if you wish to register for a paid course with Fahamu. For more information see our website.

Fahamu publishes a weekly electronic newsletter on social justice in Africa. You can subscribe for free at http://www.pambazuka.org

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OpenCourseWare Consortium

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware.

source: http://www.fahamu.org/

Introduction To Human Rights

This short introductory course provides a grounding in the basic principles of human rights. It also introduces participants to the international and regional conventions and instruments which encode human rights.

It is one of an integrated collection of courses developed by Fahamu in conjunction with the University of Oxford.
Learning objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

    * Define human rights
    * Explain how human rights are codified
    * Understand how human rights are monitored and enforced
    * Distinguish between economic, social and cultural rights
    * Understand how the values underlying human rights affect the way in which organisations should be run.

Course content

The course is in four parts.
1 What are human rights?

    * Defining the term

2 Monitoring, enforcement and protection

    * How rights are enshrined in law and the mechanisms and bodies set up to make monitoring easier.

3 The human rights system

    * The treaties and laws that encode human rights as enforceable statements of law.

4 Values in a human rights organisation

    * A human rights organisation should reflect the underlying values of human rights – not only in its monitoring and campaigning but also in its own practice.

more: http://rightstraining.fahamu.org/ocw/learning-for-change/introduction-to-human-rights

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