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Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Amnesty International via FutureLearn


Explore the impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a revolutionary new document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). What made the Declaration revolutionary was that the UN member states acknowledged that all human beings all over the world were born with the same, indivisible human rights, and all nations and all people had a right and a duty to stand up for the rights of everybody else.

On this course you will get an introduction to the UDHR, and discover ways you can take action to defend and claim your rights, and the rights of others.

Please be aware that this course will be facilitated between 12th July and 2nd August.

This course is for everyone who wants to know, claim and defend their human rights and the rights of others. You don’t need any previous knowledge of human rights.


  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and your daily life
    • Welcome to the course
    • Human Dignity
    • Human Rights in your daily life
    • The key principles of Human Rights
    • Take Action
    • Celebration of success
  • Promoting equality and non-discrimination in your community
    • Discrimination
    • Equality in the UDHR
    • A global perspective on Equality
    • Taking action for an equal community
    • Celebration of success
  • Shaping our societies through participation and inclusion
    • Taking part in our societies
    • Taking action for shaping our societies
    • The future of Human Rights
    • Celebration of success
    • End of course

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Amnesty International Human Rights Education Team


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    UN is the international body that helps the world on different issues, that facing our nations, the task is very hot to carry out because of those challenges facing our people.

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