Digital Democracy - Handheld Human Rights Details

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Making human rights accessible and actionable
• Disseminate key information and messages to field workers.
• Facilitate communication between groups working on these issues.
• Collect data that can be mapped on the site.
• Rapidly spread news of human rights violations to the international community and advocacy groups.

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Digital Democracy - Handheld Human Rights Details

  1. 1. DIGITAL DEMOCRACY WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENCOURAGE EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1
  2. 2. HANDHELD HUMAN RIGHTS MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS ACCESSIBLE AND ACTIONABLE • DISSEMINATE KEY INFORMATION AND MESSAGES TO FIELD WORKERS. • FACILITATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GROUPS WORKING ON THESE ISSUES. • COLLECT DATA THAT CAN BE MAPPED ON THE SITE. • RAPIDLY SPREAD NEWS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND ADVOCACY GROUPS. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2
  3. 3. EVENT: A CHIN WOMAN IS RAPED BY BURMESE SOLDIERS IN NORTHWEST BURMA. LOCAL RESPONSE: HANDHELD HUMAN RIGHTS ALLOWS THIS INCIDENT TO BE REPORTED VIA SMS ON INDIAN CELL PHONE AND SECURELY BROADCAST OVER THE BORDER TO AIZAWL, CHIANG MAI, KUALA LAMPUR. THIS ABUSE IS THEN DATABASED & MAPPED. A TEXT MESSAGE GOES OUT TO ALL CONSTITUENTS OF _ HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TO COORDINATE ACTION INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE: AT THE SAME TIME, THE INFO IS RELAYED ONTO THE CELL PHONE OF A WOMAN IN NEW YORK AS SHE IS ON HER WAY TO WORK. THE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION THAT SHE IS CONNECTED TO IS BUILDING A CASE FOR CHARGING THE BURMESE GOVERNMENT WITH SYSTEMATIZED VIOLENCE AND GENOCIDE, AND THIS UPDATE ALLOWS HER TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON INTERNATIONAL LAWMAKERS, AND BUILD MORE GRASSROOTS SUPPORT. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3
  4. 4. SECURE COORDINATION GEOCHAT ENCOURAGES A SHARED AWARENESS OF WHO IS DOING WHAT WHERE – AND IT DOES IT OVER ANY DEVICE, ON ANY PLATFORM, AND OVER ANY NETWORK. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4
  5. 5. MAP-BASED CHAT VIA MOBILE PHONES Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5
  6. 6. OPPORTUNITIES Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6
  7. 7. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7
  8. 8. PERSISTENT ANONYMITY Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8
  9. 9. SYSTEM DETAILS Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9
  10. 10. INFORMATION SHARING USHAHIDI MEANS “TESTIMONY” IN SWAHILI Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10
  11. 11. PUBLIC VIEW Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11
  12. 12. LOGIN VIEW Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12
  13. 13. FILTERING: APPROVAL AND VERIFICATION Wednesday, September 16, 2009 13
  14. 14. FLEXIBLE DATABASE Wednesday, September 16, 2009 14
  15. 15. INTEGRATED ADVOCACY & EASY ANALYTICS Wednesday, September 16, 2009 15
  16. 16. ALERTS SYSTEM Wednesday, September 16, 2009 16
  17. 17. HANDHELD HUMAN RIGHTS Wednesday, September 16, 2009 17
  18. 18. INFO@DIGITAL-DEMOCRACY.ORG @DIGIDEM WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENCOURAGE EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 18

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