Help lead our upcoming conversation on documentation tools!

May 29, 2014

 

New Tactics is going to have a on-line conversation on the safe & effective use of documentation tools from 9 to 13 June 2014. They are looking to recruit 10 to 12 human rights practitioners to join Daniel D’Esposito of HURIDOCS and Enrique Piracés of Benetech to help lead the upcoming conversation on Working Safely and Effectively with Documentation Tools Documentation is a crucial aspect of the quest for justice, accountability and transparency.

Whether the goal is to raise awareness about an issue, build a case for human rights court or commission, or collect evidence for a criminal proceeding, documenting what happened (or what is happening) is often the first step towards positive change. The information we are collecting is sensitive, by nature. It often includes information about human rights abuses such as victims’ testimonies, names of perpetrators, witnesses and locations. It may include digital evidence like video or images. How can defenders, who are not technologists, ensure that their information is secure? How can defenders reduce their own risk of harm throughout the documentation process? How can defenders make sure that they have the ability to uphold their commitment to safeguarding the information of vulnerable populations?

Today there are several tools used in documentation. In this conversation, they will explore some of the popular options, as well as some tools that have been built specifically for human rights documentation. They will also identify some of the risks that are connected to human rights documentation and explore possible tactics to mitigate those risks.

Do you have experience or expertise in documentation tools? If so, please consider becoming a conversation leader for this discussion and contact: newtactics@cvt.org

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