Tag Archives: Human rights defenders

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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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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Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation – Philippines, 21-22 March 2015

The Responsible Data Forum on Human Rights Documentation will bring together practitioners and researchers to explore the ethical, privacy and security challenges posed by the use of data and new technologies in human rights documentation. It will be held just outside of Manila, The Philippines, on 21-22 March, on the fringes of RightsCon. The Forum […]

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Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014 Announced

Cao Shunli, Adilur Rahman Khan and Alejandra Ancheita have been announced as the final nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014. The award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and is selected by a jury comprising ten leading human rights NGOs, including HURIDOCS. The Award will be presented on 7 […]

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Hans Thoolen (second from right) at the Quito conference in Spring 1982, the most important conference before HURIDOCS was officially founded a few months later

“We were breaking new ground”

Hans Thoolen talks about the excitement of founding HURIDOCS, why the human rights community nowadays resembles a church with too many priests (and too few believers) and what made Latin American human rights defenders embrace technology before everyone else. Looking back at decades of involvement in human rights work, he also sketches out his idea […]

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Using Lightroom, Hayk can choose tags and manipulate the metadata of his photos. This helps him to find them later on.

How to organise 40,000 photos? (And why bother to do it)

Why is it important to keep things in order? It takes time and keeps you away from actual work. “Only the stupid need organisation — the genius controls the chaos”, Albert Einstein supposedly said. So why bother? Why have an organisation like HURIDOCS that helps others build databases, organise (and build) their websites and train […]

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