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Removing symbols of the Confederacy from public spaces in your community can be daunting, but with proper planning, you can launch a successful campaign. This guide provides tools for building a campaign, including: Step-by-step instructions for organizing a campaign, Advice for countering objections to the removal of a symbol, Useful information about the Confederacy and its symbols, and Removing offensive Confederate symbols may be a long and difficult task.
Movements.org is an online crowdsourcing platform that connects civil society activists and human rights defenders with a global network of in-kind professional resource providers. Movements.org improves the landscape of human rights by supporting activists with rights-based support and resources that can help them.
This guide looks at how metadata has been used to expose, protect and verify abuses and excesses of power. It considers exactly what metadata is contained within what format and introduces tools to extract, strip and add metadata.
The Natalia Project is the world’s first alarm and positioning system for human rights defenders at risk. The participants wear the Natalia Project alarm on their wrists. In case of an attack, a pull of the wristband activates the alarm upon which a distress signal is sent to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm. The signal is then verified by people on the ground.
RightsInfo is about bringing human rights to life using beautiful infographics, stories and social media. RightsInfo believes there is huge potential to do a better job at explaining why human rights matter and how they can change people’s lives by using social media to find new ways to talk about and deliver human rights stories…
The ACLU Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. This app has four main features which allow citizens to personally record police officer interactions, alert nearby users when stopped by police, transmit incident reports directly to the ACLU, and learn what rights citizens have when stopped by law enforcement officers.
This guide was created by the Social Media Group within the Convio Services Team. It was designed specifically for nonprofit professionals as a means to discover and deploy successful social media programs that further your mission.
Syria Tracker offers a crisis mapping system that uses crowdsourced text, photo and video reports forming a live map of the Syrian conflict (2011). Syria Tracker also uses data mining for scanning sources on the web; official news reports, social media (Twitter and Facebook), blogs, etc. for reports about human rights violations in Syria.