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From: Jean Brice TETKA <jbricetetka@...>
Date: Fri, May 30, 2014 at 3:57 AM
Subject: [Camp2013] Join the conversation:Working Safely and Effectively with Documentation Tools
Learn about our current and upcoming dialogues, and explore this month's feature tactics and resources.
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Help lead our conversation safe & effective use of documentation tools!
We're currently recruiting 10 to 12 human rights practitioners to join Daniel D'Esposito of HURIDOCS and Enrique Piracés of Benetech to help lead our upcoming conversation on Working Safely and Effectively with Documentation Tools from June 9 to 13.
Documentation is a crucial aspect of the quest for justice, accountability and transparency. Whether our goal is to raise awareness about an issue, build a case for human rights court or commission, or collect evidence for a criminal proceeding, documenting what happened (or what is happening) is often the first step towards positive change.
The information we are collecting is sensitive, by nature. It often includes information about human rights abuses such as victims' testimonies, names of perpetrators, witnesses and locations. It may include digital evidence like video or images. How can defenders, who are not technologists, ensure that their information is secure? How can defenders reduce their own risk of harm throughout the documentation process? How can defenders make sure that they have the ability to uphold their commitment to safeguarding the information of vulnerable populations?
Today there are several tools used in documentation. In this conversation, we will explore some of the popular options, as well as some tools that have been built specifically for human rights documentation. We will also identify some of the risks that are connected to human rights documentation and explore possible tactics to mitigate those risks.
Do you have experience or expertise in documentation tools? If so, please consider becoming a conversation leader for this discussion! Contact us for more information.
Leading a New Tactics conversation is a great opportunity for you to reflect on your own work, share your experiences with and learn from others, and meet new allies. If you are interested to help lead this discussion by sharing your experiences, challenges and ideas, please contact me.
I look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!
-- Kristin Antin, New Tactics Online Community Builder
New Tactics in Human Rights helps human rights defenders work more effectively so they can achieve their goals and better address human rights violations around the world. New Tactics is a program of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). CVT works to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. New Tactics supports this work by strengthening the culture of human rights and the ability of human rights defenders to more effectively advance and advocate for human rights.
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