Attention: BYU students who want a better world!
Spring 2019 will see the first ever BYU human rights and global women’s rights study abroad program. Join us in a European exploration into how nations, institutions and individuals work to supplant man’s inhumanity to man and woman with peace, compassion, development, and freedom.
In the context of a Latter-day Saint worldview, students will explore the history and current status of human and women’s rights. As a human rights hub, London is an ideal base from which to engage with groups and persons who promote liberty and equality through the protection and advancement of women, anti-slavery measures, religious freedom and more. We will explore the United Kingdom National Holocaust Centre, the Pankhurst Centre for suffragette history, the International Slavery Museum, and Bletchley Park (where women codebreakers advanced the end of World War II).
Students will also engage with the UK Parliament, the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Anti-Slavery, Girls Not Brides, Rights of Women, the AMAR Foundation (which protects vulnerable minorities and refugees in the Middle East), the English Inns of Court, Belfast’s Training for Women Network (dealing with women’s experiences in conflict and peace-building), former IRA and Loyalist prisoners now working for peace in Northern Ireland, and more.
We expect also to visit the UN, the International Red Cross, and Latter-day Saint Human Rights Education and Charities offices (Geneva, Switzerland), the Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp and European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France), and the International Criminal Court and Anne Frank House (the Netherlands).