Tag Archives: NGOs

Responsible Data Forum: One Day Event on Hosting in Amsterdam, 19 May

What: This Responsible Data Forum will explore the decision-making and responsibilities facing public good and social justice initiatives who host data online, and hosting providers who provide them with services. Who: hosting providers, rights groups and advocacy organisations – project managers, technologists, system administrators and everyone else who feels strongly about protecting sensitive data from […]

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RightsCon – Growing the Community around Tech and Human Rights

Imagine 700 people, who are curious to learn more about anything from the latest malware governments are using to spy on activists, to new technologies that have social justice and digital security in mind and to discuss among civil society, big business and governments, how privacy can actually be protected when using the internet. Take […]

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This is a screenshot of the new Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum website

NGO Forum website launched before crucial presidential elections in Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe is heading for presidential elections on 31 July, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum launches an updated website, supported by HURIDOCS. It will be a major source for reliable information during the elections, while providing easy access to an archive of over 300 publications on human rights developments in Zimbabwe. In time for […]

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This is one of the three sliders of the WFD homepage.

Design Your Website with WordPress: How to Choose the Right Theme?

Hello everyone, If you’ve followed my previous blog posts, then you probably have some idea about how to start creating a website. I’ve shared some of the basic principles that will help you to get started when building a website on WordPress, a free and open source content management system (that is the technology that […]

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This is a screenshot of the top menu of the Women for Development website

Website Navigation: Guide Your Visitors

Following up on my previous post on content management, today I am going to share a few ideas about how to make texts, pictures, videos and other pieces of content accessible. Navigation is the key to guide visitors from bits of content they weren’t looking for to what they are looking for and what they […]

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Content Management: Discover Your Audience and Give a Voice To Your Beneficiaries

Hello everyone, If you have read my previous posts, you probably remember that I am an intern at HURIDOCS, where I have been building a website for the NGO Women for Development, based in Armenia. Aside from the website, I am also trying to help with different ongoing projects at HURIDOCS. In my previous posts, […]

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Presentation from the Open Society Human Rights Workshop

Hello everyone, This is a follow up update to my previous post, where I talked about how I am working with Huridocs, in the frames of Open Society Human rights internship, to build a website for the Armenian NGO Women for Development. From April 22-24, I attended the Open Society Institute Human rights seminar in […]

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Jury announces the three Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2013

The Martin Ennals Award is selected by the International Human Rights Community and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protective publicity. The Martin Ennals Award is considered to be the main award of the human rights movement and […]

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Building an engaging website: drawing the structure, winning the reader

As promised, I am back with further details on my internship at Huridocs. In this post, I am going to share what I have been up to recently. If you are thinking of renewing or creating a website from scratch this can be helpful. Getting started I started with looking into different non-profit websites to […]

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Janet Haven works at the Open Society Foundations to support advocacy organizations in using data most efficiently and sharing it. Information, Janet thinks, should not be treated as a second-tier issue, but as the fuel for advocacy.

“It’s a long process, but a worthwhile pursuit“

Handling information effectively, using its potential to maximize the impact of advocacy – this is a serious challenge, and one that Janet Haven of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has been working on for almost a decade. In this interview she talks about why she is convinced this is important, how she is constantly looking […]

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