With a view to equip the next generation of activists, Amnesty International has launched a free human rights learning app — Amnesty Academy.
Amnesty’s app, which is available on both the Android and iOS, aims to educate the next generation of human rights defenders on a host of topics including freedom of expression, digital security, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Through this app, Amnesty offers various courses ranging from 15 minutes to 15 hours in over 20 languages, including Urdu, Bangla, Hungarian, Korean, Russian, Thai, Czech and Turkish. The learners across the world can also download these courses for the offline learning.
Julie Verhaar, Acting Secretary General of Amnesty International said:
This app has been designed to empower and encourage everyone everywhere to learn about human rights. Sharing knowledge is a vital way to help us stand up for our own and for each other’s rights, and to struggle for justice and equality all over the world.
A flexible self-paced approach to learning, allowing users to start courses as and when it suits them are among the app’s key features. Amnesty International would award an official certificate signed by its Secretary General to those learners completing some of the longer courses.
This app has been developed as a part of human rights education, which Amnesty believes is the foundation of its work.