Research and adv to realise sexual, reprod health and sexual minority rights claims in Africa 807

Module code HRA 807
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

This module aims to equip students with the skills for advocacy of and to conduct research on sexual and reproductive health issues, with a view to the realisation of these rights and the rights of sexual minorities in Africa.
Topics include:
(a) Defining human rights violations
(b) Analysing root causes of human rights violations
(c) Social sciences research methods
(d) Investigating facts and gathering evidence
(e) Conducting interviews
(f) Strategic thinking including developing strategic partnerships
(g) Advanced legal reasoning and legal writing
(h) Strategic impact litigation
(i) Negotiation and mediation
(j) Media advocacy
(k) Engaging government and other stakeholders
(l) Conducting a practical exercise as simulation of an actual intervention to
     decrease stigma and increase sensitisation and acceptance of the rights of
     LGBTI communities in the context of the country in which the students find

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 30 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 1

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