Fall 2024 Human Rights GU4650 section 001

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS ADVOCACY

Call Number 10543
Day & Time
Location
F 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Jo Becker
Michael G Bochenek
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course is designed to introduce contemporary children’s rights issues and help students develop practical advocacy skills to protect and promote the rights of children. Students will explore case studies of advocacy campaigns addressing issues including juvenile justice, child labor, child marriage, the use of child soldiers, corporal punishment, migration and child refugees, female genital mutilation, and LBGT issues affecting children. Over the course of the semester, students will become familiar with international children’s rights standards, as well as a variety of advocacy strategies and avenues, including use of the media, litigation, and advocacy with UN, legislative bodies, and the private sector. Written assignments will focus on practical advocacy tools, including advocacy letters, op-eds, submissions to UN mechanisms or treaty bodies, and the development of an overarching advocacy strategy, including the identification of goals and objectives, and appropriate advocacy targets and tactics.
Web Site Vergil
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 1 student (22 max) as of 6:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number GU4650
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Schools of the Arts, Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, Global Programs, General Studies, SIPA, Professional Studies
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Section key 20243HRTS4650W001