Let’s Discuss SDGs & Human Rights in English!

Human Rights Now, a Tokyo-based international human rights NGO, will hold a course of English discussion sessions (eikaiwa) called “Let’s Discuss SDGs & Human Rights in English!” like we have held in previous years. It’s designed for people wanting to practice their English discussion and people interested the topic of SDGs and human rights.

This year’s course will cover all the ways that development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human rights are connected, including recent hot topics such as the impact of development on climate change, reducing poverty, and women’s rights. Both beginners and people who have participated in earlier sessions this year can fully enjoy this year’s edition.

We are looking forward to your participation!

*As the number of participants is limited, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

■ Let’s Discuss SDGs & human rights in English!

The purpose of this project is not only to improve your English skills, but also to learn about SDGs and human rights issues through English materials and try to discuss the connection between development and human rights happening right now in the world. The course will examine the current situation of development and human rights issues around the world from the perspective of the promotion of and concern about SDGs, which has become a popular topic recently.

This course is aimed at people wanting to learn how to express their opinions in English, as well as people interested in SDGs, human rights, and international issues wanting to learn the fundamentals of English in order to deepen their knowledge of the field, but also to anyone wanting to improve their English skills generally.

Every lesson is taught by a native-speaker.

One of the teachers, Christopher Cade Mosley (going by Cade), is a staff member of HRN and a New York State Attorney. He previously worked in the field of environmental law and international human rights law, and he has taught international human rights to Myanmar law students.

Everyone, from students to workers with a basic understanding of English is welcome. We are looking forward to your participation!

Please find further information below:

Date/time and location

Creative One Akihabara
Bldg., 5-3- 4 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005

Lessons content and schedule


① July 12 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – Introduction to SDGs & Human Rights
② July 19 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDGs and Land Rights (SDG Goals 9, 11, 15, 7)
③ July 26 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 16: Peace & Governance


④ Aug 2 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 8: Business, Economic Development, and Human Rights
⑤ Aug 9 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality & Women’s Rights
⑥ Aug 16 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 13: Climate Action and Human Rights
⑦ Aug 23 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 10: Ending Poverty and Discrimination
⑧ Aug 30 (Thr) 19:30-20:50 – SDG Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Attendance fee

・Fee for each lesson:¥3,500(Students ¥3,000 Please bring your Student ID)*To be paid before each lesson

★People willing to attend several lessons can buy a multi-lesson coupon.

・4 lesson coupon ¥11,000 / Student: ¥10,000(save ¥3,000 / ¥2,000)
・8 lesson coupon ¥23,000 / Student: ¥20,000(save ¥5,000 / ¥4,000)

* Please purchase your coupon before the beginning of your first lesson
* A ¥1,500 cancellation fee will occur from one week before each lesson.

Language requirement

・English level TOEIC score 600~800

*This TOEIC score is only a rough estimate. Please feel free to contact us if you have any doubts regarding your English proficiency
* All the lessons will be conducted in English. We advise you to bring a dictionary with you for every lesson.

How to apply

To register, fill out our online application form.
You can also send a mail to the teacher (cade.mosley@hrn.or.jp) with ① your name, ② contact information, ③ lessons you want to attend, ④ activity(General or Student) to apply for the course.


Human Rights Now Office (Cade Mosley)
mail : cade.mosley@hrn.or.jp       Tel. 03-3835-2110