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Career In Human Rights



Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence and these values are defined and protected by law.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Aspiring candidates should have cleared 10 + 12 or its equivalent exam in any humanities subject

B.A. Human Rights is a 3 years undergraduate course. After its successful passing, candidates have many career options in various fields including further studies

In order to pursue the M.A. Human Rights, the basic eligibility criteria is to have a bachelor’s degree in Arts stream or any other corresponding examination with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university or college

A lot of institutes and universities carry out an entrance examination in order to provide admission to their post graduate degree course.

There are few institutions which provides diploma course in Human Rights

PREFERABLE COLLEGES:

1. Delhi Degree College (8287889160)

2. University of Madras (25399422)

3. Mahatma Gandhi university (0481 2732650)

4. Annamalai University (04144 232282)

5. Institute of management and technical studies (9210989898)

6. Loreto college (033 22640952)

WHAT JOBS DO HUMAN RIGHTS MAJOR DO?

A degree in human rights provides knowledge and skills relevant to a wide variety of jobs across the career spectrum, including

● ADVOCACY: Domestic and International advocacy, humanitarian services, development (economic, community, housing), disaster/disease relief, HIV/AIDS advocacy, policy development, program administration, education, volunteer coordination, grant writing, fundraising/development, and research.

● LAW: Human rights law, international law, immigration, education law, public interest law, lobbying, government relations, elected or appointed leadership, public policy, research, intelligence, campaign management, special interest advocacy, program administration

● SOCIAL SERVICES: Administration and planning, human services provision, public health, disaster/disease, economic development, HIV/AIDS work, Policy development, program administration, program evaluation and volunteer coordination.

● INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Diplomacy, peacekeeping, foreign affairs, program administration, community development, economic development, resource development, public-private partnerships, governance, policy making and analysis, legislative services, political advising, public sector reform, poverty-reduction strategy, ethics and anti-corruption, human rights.

● COMMUNICATIONS: Foreign news correspondents, reporting, editorial/column writing, Investigative journalism, research, photography, and freelance work.

CAREER PROSPECTUS:

● Human rights activist

● Human rights defender

● Human rights analyst

● Human rights worker

● Human rights teacher

● Human rights researcher

● Human rights advocate

● Human rights consultant

SKILLS REQUIRED:

● Ability to work in a team structure

● Ability to make decisions and solve problems

● Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

● Technical knowledge related to job

● Ability to influence others

● Ability to analyze quantitative data

● Ability to create and/or edit written reports

AVERAGE SALARY:

Like any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification and experience. One could get an initial pay of 8000-20,000 per month.

JOB POSITION

SALARY PER MONTH

AVERAGE SALARY

Consultant

32000

3,84,000

Assistant registrar

25000

3,00,000

Inspector

19000

2,28,000

Senior researcher

25000

3,00,000

Senior research assistant

19000

2,28,000

Research assistant

19000

2,28,000

Researcher

25000

3,00,00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. Why do we need to study human rights?

ANS: As a value system based on respect and the equality and dignity of all people, human rights can create a framework for analyzing and resolving such differences. Human rights education also teaches the skills of negotiation, mediation and consensus building.

2. Do human rights activists get paid?

ANS: legal officers typically get paid generously at human rights organizations, often with starting salaries 60,000 . Salaries vary based on expertise-level, organization size, and location.


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