Fall Online Professional Course: Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction
University of Massachusetts Professional Course
Offered through the Center for Sustainable Building after Disasters
PRFTRN 104 – Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction
Description: Understanding the intersecting dynamics of human dignity, humiliation, and human rights in today’s world is crucial for those working in post-disaster reconstruction. Greater awareness of human rights ideals brings to the forefront the risk that post-disaster strategies and responses, once accepted and considered helpful, are perceived as deeply humiliating. This course explores how globalization dramatically alters how we engage in helping relationships at all levels. It proposes that post-disaster reconstruction can be an opportunity to implement innovative and sustainable solutions that support the healing, health, and dignity of all involved in post-disaster recovery.
Linda Hartling, Evelin Lindner, Uli Spalthoff, & Michael Britton, HumanDHS
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