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“It really feels like we are at the edge of a tech revolution” – Interview with Loren Treisman

Three days after finishing her PhD, Loren Treisman went to East Africa and her life started to take a different turn. Now she is Executive of Indigo Trust, a philanthropic fund that awards mostly small grants to small, community-driven projects in Africa that use technology for social change. In this interview, Loren talks about what […]

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Call for applications – Training on Understanding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Dear Friends, With this message, we wish to let you know that a training on Understanding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 19-23 November 2012. The training is organized by Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights ( The Academy is an educational institution based in Geneva which focuses […]

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Vacancy for Archive Manager at Society for Threatened Peoples, Berne, Switzerland

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is a non-profit organisation working for the protection of minority and indigenous peoples’ rights and for the defence of human rights. Together with a renowned human rights activist from Chechnya, the Swiss section of the STP has been commissioned to build a unique audio-visual archive by the Chechen Archive […]

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Is there life beyond spreadsheets?

We think so. Introducing Drawing by Numbers, a new resource from Tactical Tech: ( **** Data visualisation has become very popular and there are all kinds of free, online tools begging to visualise everything from your daily coffee intake to your social network. But which of these are good and which are just a waste […]

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Vacancy: Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA)

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) is seeking to recruit an Executive Director with vision and strategic thinking, experience in working with the African human rights system and management strengths. IHRDA is a pan-African human rights organisation, based in Banjul, The Gambia, promoting the effective use of African human rights instruments […]

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Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Nominations for the 2012 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk are currently being accepted. The annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender or group of human rights defenders who, through non-violent work, are courageously […]

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Fundraising for Human Rights: Lessons learned and practical advice

Join New Tactics and other practitioners for an online dialogue on Fundraising for Human Rights: Lessons learned and practical advice from January 18 to 24, 2012. Protecting and promoting human rights is valuable and important work. In order to do this work, organizations need financial resources. Although there are many funders that recognize the value in financially […]

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Avis de recrutement : Expert International en Gestion des Archives et des Bases de données

Par décret N° 2009-046/PR du 25 février 2009, le Gouvernement de la République du Togo a établi la Commission Vérité, Justice et Réconciliation (CVJR) dont le but est d’investiguer sur les violations de droits de l’homme survenues au Togo de 1958 à 2005 dans la perspective de la lutte contre l’impunité et du renforcement de […]

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E-learning course: Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights Work

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) will be offering the e-learning course Use of ICTs and Social Media for Human Rights Work again from 1 February-17 April 2012. This e-learning course is intended for staff members of human rights and social justice NGOs and inter-governmental organisations who are responsible for information and communication (i.e. information officers, web editors, […]

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UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women – Call for Proposals

The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 and is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system. The only multilateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting local and national efforts to end violence against women and girls, the […]

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