April 27, 2017, by Sarah Stubbings
Help end modern slavery on this online course
Join us from Monday 8 May to find out about modern slavery and what you can do to help end it.
You can enrol now on the second run of Ending Slavery, the world’s first ever online course about contemporary slavery. In this free four-week course you’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research. You will investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today.
One of the lead educators is Professor Kevin Bales, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the Queen’s New Year Honours this year. Kevin has advised the UN and governments of multiple countries, and is the world’s leading expert on modern slavery.
What will I study?
Around the world nearly 46 million people are enslaved: forced to work against their will for no pay. This course explores the contemporary antislavery movement that is showing us a world without slavery is possible. Can we end global slavery by 2030? It’s a huge challenge to achieve this so learners will be involved in developing strategies to end slavery. If you join the course you can help to make a difference to this major human rights issue of our time.
On the course you will explore the size and shape of slavery today, brainstorm together new solutions for ending it, and listen to the voices of enslaved people to learn from true lived experience.
The course, delivered on the FutureLearn platform, is free and open to anyone; no prior knowledge is necessary. All you need is around three hours a week and an interest in ending contemporary slavery.
How do I enrol?
Register and find out more about Ending Slavery here.