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The Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of tech for good tools and projects. It’s your place to find and be found. Thousands of civic tech practitioners from over 100 countries around the world have contributed to this living resource. They catalog not only the tools, but also the social side of our field: the conferences, funders, awards, design principles and playbooks.

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Digital rights means different things to different people: From digital rights management to digital human rights. This post shall give you an overview on these different concepts. We will take a look how the focus on digital rights has shifted in the last 20 years and what are the challenges of applying such rights in cyberspace.

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Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. They do this by ranking the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. RDR…

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Think tank  |   Research  |   Humanitarian law  |  

The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF) is an independent think tank, a global network that aims to bring about peace by peaceful means. It inspires a passion for peace from the grassroots to the corridors of power. TFF is an all-volunteer global network. It promotes conflict-mitigation and reconciliation in general, as well…

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Organization logo: Never Again Rwanda

Never Again Rwanda is a human rights and peace-building organization that was founded in response to the 1994 genocide perpetrated against Tutsis. Guided by a vision of a nation where citizens are agents of positive change and work together towards sustainable peace and development, they aim to empower Rwandans with opportunities to become active citizens…

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This e-library contains more than 4500 external publications on governance, social development, conflict and humanitarian issues. It includes academic and grey literature selected for its basis in good quality research and coverage of a range of perspectives. Policy-oriented summaries of each document are provided, plus links to the full text.

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The International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) cooperates with indigenous peoples’ organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples. IWGIA works to empower indigenous peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on a local, regional and international level.

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UN  |   Reporting/monitoring  |   Women's rights  |  
Organization logo: UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The main roles of UN Women are: To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; To help Member…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Rule of law  |  
Organization logo: Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across Asia. Their programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation.

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