Protection in practice: Responding to the needs of refugees and IDPs - SOCW7881

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Drawing on current theory and practice in the field of refugees and forced migration, this course introduces you to the core knowledge and skills required for working with refugees and in some situations with IDPS. Using a rights based approach, you will examine and critique the protection responses available to meet the needs of refugees in a variety of contexts including camp and urban settings and in resettlement. Protection trends and responses from UNHCR and the international community will be analysed and alternatives explored. Drawing on case studies and field research, you will take part in a series of hands on practical activities and assessments designed to enhance your identification of and response to the protection needs of a range of specific groups including women, men, children, older persons, people with disabilities and LGBTI individuals and groups.

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