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 We are pleased to announce the publication of the data and the accompanying data dictionary from the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The statistical dataset is available on our website.

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

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Helping some of the world’s most impoverished children in Liberia is a complex problem, but ChildFund International receives help from an important partner back in the U.S.: A pair of shoes might not sound like much, yet there’s a big need for them in Liberia.

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Benetech and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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I managed the project in which we analyzed more than 17,000 victim and witness statements collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Liberia and compiled the data into a report entitled "Descriptive Statistics From Statements to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission."

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. Although I'm firmly on the nonprofit side with Benetech (because we focus on big issues where the market is failing), it's definitely easier to get funded sustainably if you have an exciting and invest-able business plan. Evan Haigler is a social entrepreneur I've known for years.

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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In the documentary, Carr scolds Vice co-founder Shane Smith for impugning the Times ' news judgment: "Before you ever went to Liberia," Carr said, "we've had reporters reporting on genocide after genocide.

Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

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William Kendima moved from Liberia to the United States in 2005. While in Liberia, Kendima never used a computer; however, through dedication, hard work, and a little help from ITWorks , Kendima’s dream of working in IT has been realized. “I

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

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Data Digest is a weekly round-up of the latest news on data-related projects in the nonprofit sector, compiled and authored by Keisha Taylor of GuideStar International and TechSoup Global. It originally appeared on NetSquared.

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

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WiserTuesdays have spread to London, UK and Monrovia, Liberia. Note from Beth: I've been fan of Wiser Earth ever since I had the opportunity to hear Peggy Duvette and Angus Parker discuss their approach almost a year ago.

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. In today's Sunday New York Times article , Win a Trip You Won't Forget , two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof , writes, "[I]f you want to save the world, you first must understand it."

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. 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.

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.

Best of the Web: March 2015

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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. The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions.

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Best of the Web: April 2015

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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. The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions.

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

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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. Unfortunately, so many planners don't engineer solutions that effectively leverage networked people solutions.

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. Benetech's Human Rights Program Manager, Kristen Cibelli, has just relocated to Liberia for at least six months.

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

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Even though I've had to cut back on a lot of my donations this year, I've continued to sponsor a woman survivor of war each month through Women for Women International.

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. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech.

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. It is real."--Mariane Mariane Pearl, In Search of Hope.

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. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.