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Demo Our New Innovation UwaziDocs at the NGO Forum in Banjul

Join us in Banjul: From Clutter to Clarity with UwaziDocs UwaziDocs: Empowering Human Rights Organizations to Build and Share Knowledge Assets Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and 32nd African Human Rights Book Fair 3-5 April, 2016 Banjul, The Gambia Organized by […]

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Join us at RightsCon March 29: RDF Human Rights Documentation

Will you be in San Fransisco for RightsCon? Are you interested in Responsible Data and human rights documentation? Please join us for RDF Human Rights Documentation March. Human Rights Documentation March 29 2016 Thoughtworks, 814 Mission St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 This is a one day event on March 29 by HURIDOCS, the engine room, Amnesty International, and […]

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We Pay Our Interns, Proudly

Today, we are one of 27 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) launching a Charter to encourage all international actors to provide stipends to all interns: Following other campaigns pushing for change like the “Pay your interns” Initiative and Mr. David Hyde, interning at the United Nations, pretending to be homeless in order to raise awareness on […]

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Martin Ennals Foundation condemns attacks on its 2013 Laureate, the Joint Mobile Group

The Joint Mobile Group (JMG) is known for its courageous work in opening legal cases on behalf of victims of torture in Chechnya. Traveling with journalists on March 9th, the group was physically attacked, their confidential notes stolen, and their transportation burned. Their offices in Ingushetia were also attacked. This is part of an ongoing pattern […]

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Verifying visual data of human rights violations at DiploHack

Over a 48-hour period at the Human Rights DiploHack February 29, we experimented and innovated on projects and challenges presented by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The results were presented during #HRC31.  Big verification challenge: human rights violations Our team, Pictrue, focused on collecting and verifying evidence of human rights violations. Every day human rights […]

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Need to Improve Organizational Security? Build Relationships

When a group of organizational security practitioners gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve. Organizational security is about empowering human rights organisations to protect themselves, the people they serve and their information – so that organisations can realize their missions. We added organizational security assessments and support to our […]

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Solving challenges for human rights defenders in 2016

To maximize the impact of human rights organizations across the world this year, we’ll equip defenders with new systems for liberating information and adapt our support to meet the ever-changing challenges of our current partners. Effective information management is human-centered and requires an in-depth understanding of people, purpose, and goals. More than ever in 2015, we […]

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Maximizing Human Rights Defenders’ Impact in Africa

The African Union has identified 2016 as the “African Year of Human Rights, in particular, with focus on the Rights of Women.” This theme puts human rights at the forefront of the African Union (AU) Agenda for 2016, and relevant organs and institutions of the AU have begun to outline their programme of activities for […]

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5 Steps to Protect Your Data in Case of Computer Theft

Last weekend, our headquarters in Geneva and the office of an ally organization were burglarized; two of our desktop computers were stolen. The attending policewoman told us despite Switzerland’s reputation as a crime-free country, there are up to 30 break-ins a day in Geneva. We thought being in an NGO building with restricted access and having standard doors was enough, […]

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Ahmed Mansoor Selected as the 2015 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ahmed Mansoor was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations. The Award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Ahmed Mansoor (United Arab Emirates) Since 2006, he has focussed on initiatives […]

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