UNICEF launches free online course on Social Change: (Deadline Ongoing)
The first course will teach students how to make the distinction between social norms and social constructs, like customs or conventions. These distinctions are crucial for effective policy interventions aimed to create new, beneficial norms or eliminate harmful ones.
The course teaches how to measure social norms and the expectations that support them, and how to decide whether they cause specific behaviors. The course discusses several issues that are closely related to human rights such as child marriage, gender violence and sanitation practices.
The second part of the course will examine social change, the tools that might be used to enact change and put into practice everything that has been learnt in the first part of the course.
While both course parts are available for free, those who want to receive a Penn-UNICEF certification can opt-in for a paid verified certificate.