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Name Children in War and Armed Conflicts
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives This certificate course examines the effect of armed conflict on children in the 21st century. It looks at the various ways in which children are involved in conflicts and the substantial impact that they can have on children's mental and physical well-being. The course highlights concrete actions that can be taken to contribute to the full implementation of children's rights in conflict and post-conflict contexts, including through the application of humanitarian law; and the increasing ways in which perpetrators can be held to account.
Area of expertise children rights
Target group NGO activists
Content Week 1: Changing nature of conflict
Week 2: Responsibility to children in times of conflict
Week 3: Children associated with armed forces and groups
Week 4: Impact of conflict on children
Week 5: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of children affected by armed conflict
Week 6: Justice for children and the role of children in transitional justice
Language English
Methodology used This e-learning course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and the instructors on discussion boards, quizzes and webinars with invited guests. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning.
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Delivered by Instructors: Annabel Trapp
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation.
Number of participants 25
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e84xhsel13d766fc
Admission requirements The course is intended for humanitarian and human rights officers, human rights staff of NGOs, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and intergovernmental and government agencies, children's advocates, university students of international law, international relations, politics and other areas, practitioners who want to learn about children's rights and children in armed conflict. The course is also intended for staff members of UN specialised agencies who want to learn more about children's issues in the context of armed conflict and war. Participants should have at least basic knowledge of human rights. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/children-in-war/

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