Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: An Interactive Course for Advocates

The Center for Reproductive Rights is excited to announce the launch of an online course to support advocates in leveraging the human rights framework to advance reproductive rights at the national level. In this course, participants will:

  • Learn how to engage with international and regional human rights mechanisms to reinforce their advocacy on reproductive rights;
  • Discuss different advocacy strategies to advance quality maternal health, access to contraception, safe abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescents’ rights; and
  • Devise an advocacy strategy on reproductive rights, including by developing an evidence base, mapping decision-makers and key influencers, and devising key messages.

This course will provide ample opportunities for advocates to network, exchange experiences, and collaborate with other advocates based around the globe.  At the end of this course, participants will present an advocacy plan, applying their new skills to a reproductive rights issue they are seeking to address in their respective countries.

November 6 – December 18, 2018

Bogotá and New York: 7am – 9am
London and Accra: 12pm – 2pm
Nairobi: 3pm – 5pm
Delhi: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Application deadline:
October 12, 2018

As an interactive online course, participants will be expected to come to each class prepared to engage in active discussions on reproductive rights issues and reflect on their own experiences advancing reproductive rights. In addition to the 2 hours of class time each week, participants should expect to spend about 2 hours each week completing reading assignments and/or projects outside of class. Participants who actively contribute during classes and fulfill all attendance and assignment requirements will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the course.