The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) has launched the second edition of its Massive Open Online Course on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. The course provides participants with knowledge, various perspectives and examples of practices that can assist them in developing and reinforcing their critical understanding and effective action in a field that is at the intersection of gender, migration and human rights studies.
The online course is led by a team of Global Campus Professors from the EMA and APMA Regional Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation.
Enrolment is free and available on gchumanrights.org/mooc-gbv until 30 June.
June 20th marks World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world.
The UNHCR has also released its annual global trends report today. According to a CBC News Article, Canada took in 28,100 of the 92,400 refugees who were resettled in 25 countries in 2018.
A striking concern however is that "the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict worldwide ballooned to over 70 million — the highest level since the Second World War and an increase of more than two million from a year earlier — an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country."
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