Events Around the World
3 Oct 00:00 - 3 Jan 00:00
3 Oct - 3 Jan
Who is the course for?
This course is for members of organisations and people whose work involves human rights, social development and humanitarian aid. Proof of experience working in these fields is required, along with the existence, or possible existence, of a risk to their security, because of their work activities.
Protection and security practice makes real sense in a political and social action context. For that reason we prioritise enrolment of people commissioned by an organisation, association or community, who will be able to use what they have learned on the course, for the organisational
The course requires the exchange of opinions and importance is placed on team work. We will therefore also give priority to the enrolment of groups of 2 to 3 individuals, because we consider them to be interest groups or working groups. We will also accep the enrolment of individuals, but this will depend on the level of group participation.
Firstly, defenders should feel the need/consider it necessary to broaden their knowledge and training concerning security and protection.
Secondly, you must be able to undertake distance learning methodology, since this will be utilised for the course. As with face-to-face/on-site learning, distance learning methodology has its advantages and disadvantages. PI has been organising a variety of on-site training for many years (such as workshops, tutorials and organisational advice), and we have learnt a lot as a result of this experience, especially on the cases and problem solving working methodology.
Thirdly, it is important to dedicate sufficient time to be able to participate fully in the course and the activities it will include, so organisations, whose members are participants, should bear this in mind.
Finally, the course will be orientated towards practice and will focus on real situations and real problems, as well as security and protection solutions, which are applicable for any organisation.
Technical requirements and duration
The duration of the course is 60 hours over 3 months (approximately 5 hours per week)
Those who complete the course and pass the final evaluation will get a certificate on the corresponding course: certificate on Security and Protection for Human Rights Defenders and Social Organisations.
The course has been designed and will be hosted by members of the PI Research and Training Unit, who have extensive experience in defenders' training, in more than thirty countries.
The admission criteria will be to give priority to those people having the largest potential impact on human rights defenders' security.
The enrolment fee will depend on various factors – such as country of origin or residence, the institution the participant is involved with, the course duration, etc. In any case we will offer the lowest price possible, to enable participation.