11/08/2016, by CLAS

Ending Slavery free online course starts 17 October

The world’s first ever massive open online course (MOOC) about contemporary slavery is open for registration now. Ending Slavery is a free four-week course starting on 17 October 2016. You’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. Professor Kevin Bales, one of the lead educators, has advised the UN and the governments of multiple countries, and is the world’s leading expert on modern slavery. Professor Zoe Trodd, another lead educator, is a leading expert on antislavery based here in CLAS.

Around the world nearly 46 million people are enslaved: forced to work against their will for no pay. This course also explores the contemporary antislavery movement. 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.

You will investigate what sustains slavery today, explore the historical context of slavery and antislavery, and debate strategies for ending slavery at the local, national and international levels.

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.

Register and find out more about Ending Slavery here.


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