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.
HURIDOCS is glad to announce the launch of a new, Open Source version of HuriSearch, its specialised search engine for human rights information.
A new exhibit on the Srebrenica genocide opened at OSA Archivum in Budapest on June 2. Based mainly on documents accumulated during the fifteen years of criminal investigation, as well as archival material on the identification of human remains, the exhibit is a forensic reconstruction of the genocide and other mass atrocities committed by units of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) on the civilian Muslim population of the Srebrenica enclave, then a UN protected safe haven, in the period of July 11-18, 1995. More 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed and dumped into primary mass graves, which were later reopened and the remains scattered in secondary graves to make their identification more difficult.
International congress about the importance of archives for human rights, good governance, formation of the nation state and national identity.
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.
The True Heroes ‘International Conference on Human Rights and the new Media’ was meticulously planned for six months, to be held on 19-20 April in The Hague. Then the ash cloud came and flights to the Netherlands became almost impossible.
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.
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.
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.
A personal reflection about HURIDOCS’s history on the occasion of the 20th anniversary.