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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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How to Choose the Right WordPress Theme

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 powers a […]

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

Creating Navigation Menus to Guide Your Website 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

You may know from my previous posts 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, I talked about how to plan and start […]

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Presentation from the Open Society Human Rights Workshop

From April 22-24, I attended the Open Society Internship for Rights and Governance in Budapest. The seminar was organized within the human rights internship program for ten interns working with different NGOs across Europe. It focused on human right research and different models of human rights reporting. We gained practical skills on human rights research, […]

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

Getting started I started with looking into different non-profit websites to get some ideas of what I want or do not want to see on my website. I found the WordPress showcase of non-profit websites quite helpful and I also looked at the websites of other organizations that are similar to Women for Development, the […]

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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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Building an engaging website

I’m Manushak Aslanyan from the NGO Women for Development (WFD), based in Armenia.  Recently I started an internship with HURIDOCS as part of the Open Society Human Rights Program and on this blog I would like to share what I learn and experience as I go along. WFD has been working in rural community development, […]

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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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