Benetech and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Benetech Analyzes Human Rights Data for the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission A Guest Beneblog post by Kristen Cibelli Our team at the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) has recently concluded a three-year project with Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help clarify Liberia's violent history. The report is included as an annex to the TRC’s Final Report https://www.trcofliberia.org/ released on July 1 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

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Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. In celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to share some of these sheroic tales and introduce you to young women who are carrying the torch forward today. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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When humanity is involved network power is proportional to the risks and threats we face.

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So far in in human history, people are always "the fancy innovation" that solve complex problems. Weak health systems were bolstered - Liberia only had some 60 doctors to treat its entire population before the outbreak began. In the biggest threats to humanity, humanity (not technology) must be the answer deployed to solve the problem. Unfortunately, so many planners don't engineer solutions that effectively leverage networked people solutions.

Benetech Human Rights Data Analysts Uncover Critical Evidence

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As the worldwide debate continues about the release of government information by Wikileaks, history has shown that the uncovering of government data can be an important factor in human rights investigations. The past year of research by HRDAG analysts has supported key criminal prosecutions and uncovered the truth about political violence in Guatemala, Iran, Colombia, Chad and Liberia.

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When humanity is involved network power is proportional to the risks and threats we face.

Network-Centric Advocacy

So far in in human history, people are always "the fancy innovation" that solve complex problems. Weak health systems were bolstered - Liberia only had some 60 doctors to treat its entire population before the outbreak began. In the biggest threats to humanity, humanity (not technology) must be the answer deployed to solve the problem. Unfortunately, so many planners don't engineer solutions that effectively leverage networked people solutions.

My Latest President's Update

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Jule has been working with Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group, HRDAG, which completed analyzing data for Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She holds a master’s degree in Political Sciences, Public Law and Contemporary History from University of Konstanz, Germany. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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I just saw a remarkable film made about a grantee organization that the Global Fund had supported for many years in Liberia. A truly remarkably story of very every day mothers and daughters in Liberia who were just so sick of the civil war between Charles Taylor, and then the rebels in Liberia, being funded with Sierra Leone diamonds essentially, that they mobilized an entire community of women around peace. It is a good thing we are doing this in Women's History Month.

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