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Release of Liberia Human Rights Data

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The Benetech team worked closely with the team at the Liberian TRC, who did an incredible job of collecting data about human rights violations during Liberia's civil conflict. Tags: HRDAG dataset human rights TRC Liberia The statistical dataset is available on our website.

Benetech and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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The report is included as an annex to the TRC’s Final Report https://www.trcofliberia.org/ released on July 1 in Monrovia, Liberia.

6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

A pair of shoes might not sound like much, yet there’s a big need for them in Liberia. Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

UpEnergy: cool for-profit social enterprise

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They are already active in Africa and Latin America, in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The rise of for-profit social enterprises has been quite exciting. Evan Haigler is a social entrepreneur I've known for years. Lately Evan's been talking about how to expand their impact even more.

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

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Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg : "Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message." ''via Blog this

5 Things Nonprofits Can Learn from the Late, Great David Carr

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Over the last decade, David Carr became the pre-eminent media critic in the United States. So, continue." Support Diversity with Substance.

Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

TechImpact

William Kendima moved from Liberia to the United States in 2005. Tech Impact’s Anthony Pisapia on left, and Patrick Calihan on right.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Data. Is Open Data Just A Flash in the Pan Movement? Big Data. Open Source data NetSquared big data

Win 2 Tickets to the Global Fund for Women 20th Anniversary Gala

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Honorable President of Liberia, as well as women leaders from Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Liberia, Bosnia/Herzogovina and Egypt will be honored at the event. Many of you contacted me to say that you enjoyed my interview with Kavita Ramdas , the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women.

WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

WiserTuesdays have spread to London, UK and Monrovia, Liberia. WiserEarth has also been connecting communities on the ground.

Win a Trip to Report for the NYT with Nicholas Kristof

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Possible destinations this year are Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia and/or Ghana. The student reporter will blog and vlog for nytimes.com.

Benetech Human Rights Data Analysts Uncover Critical Evidence

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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. HRDAG analysis of this information was carried out with the support of the current governments and NGO communities in both these counties.

Best of the Web: March 2015

Idealware

How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Software originally designed to help citizens and journalists track political unrest is being used by aid workers in Liberia to identify ebola hotspots and spring into action. Please forward it along to anyone you think might benefit from it. Crowdsourcing! ( NPR ).

Best of the Web: April 2015

Idealware

How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Software originally designed to help citizens and journalists track political unrest is being used by aid workers in Liberia to identify ebola hotspots and spring into action. Please forward it along to anyone you think might benefit from it. Crowdsourcing! ( NPR ).

Women Activists Profiled by Mariane Pearl in Glamour

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Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, and Africa's first elected female head of state.

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

Network-Centric Advocacy

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. So far in in human history, people are always "the fancy innovation" that solve complex problems.

President's Update: Summer 2008

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Our work in Liberia, funded by the State Department in support of the Truth Commission (TRC) continues. students. The feedback has been amazing.

Pick up the Sunday NYT Magazine: It's All About Empowering, Funding & Educating Women

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Why am I so focused on this organization? Watch The Girl Effect video to see why (it's only 2 minutes 23 seconds long). The goal?

My Latest President's Update

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Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech. When he was 22, Craig launched a company to help partially sighted children.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

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"[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic.

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. to 5.9%