Category: HURIDOCS News

Oxford and UNDP launch a better way to measure poverty

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new poverty measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

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Archives without borders Conference

International congress about the importance of archives for human rights, good governance, formation of the nation state and national identity.

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Human Rights Web Archive

The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is pleased to announce the development of the Human Rights Web Archive. As part of Columbia’s larger initiative to collect free and at-risk web resources, the Human Rights Web Archive is dedicated to preserving web-based information of importance to the global community of human rights researchers, students, policymakers and advocates.

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Tactics that Tickle: Laughing All the Way to the Win

Yes, we are working to change serious problems, but that doesn’t mean this work should not use humor as a tool to accomplish our objective! Humor is a powerful nonviolent tactic that has the ability to prevent and counter activist burnout, engage more supporters, and increase the chance of getting media attention. It can give you an opportunity to put your opponent in a dilemma – no matter what he does, he has lost. In this dialogue, practitioners will share advice and resources on using humor, and many examples to inspire you.

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Choosing the Right Approach to Document Violations

The on-line dialogue Documenting Violations: Choosing the Right Approach, organised by New Tactics, took place from 27 January to 2 February 2010. The complete dialogue and a summary of the discussions are available.

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New HURIDOCS publication: Media Monitoring, Scanning and Intelligence for Human Rights NGOs

This publication gives human rights organisations an overview of their environment, their most common assets and needs. These will guide their action and lead to intelligence. It provides a scanning package with resources on where to start searching on the Web. It shows how Web information management tools can provide an automated support for information monitoring. Finally, it illustrates how a professional project framework for information scanning activities draws the way to get good practices and avoid common information management pitfalls.

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